Longer arrow substitution doesn't happen immediately

Steps to reproduce

Type -> and Obsidian subs in a short arrow.

Type --> and Obsidian only subs the short arrrow; i.e. we get a hyphen plus an arrow. Type space and then delete, and we get a medium arrow.

Type ---> and Obsidian subs in two hyphens and a short arrow. Type space and delete and we get the long arrow.

Expected result

Medium and long arrow created immediately, without the extra substitution step.

Interestingly, this behavior works correctly on the forum post editor.

Actual result

The first substitution only creates a short arrow preceded by a hyphen. We need to trigger a second substitution step by typing an extra character, and then deleting it, to get the proper arrow.


  • Operating system: Monterey 12.3 (21E230)
  • Debug info:
	Obsidian version: v0.13.33
	Installer version: v0.13.23
	Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 21.4.0: Mon Feb 21 20:34:37 PST 2022; root:xnu-8020.101.4~2/RELEASE_X86_64 21.4.0
	Login status: not logged in
	Insider build toggle: off
	Live preview: on
	Legacy editor: off
	Base theme: dark
	Community theme: none
	Snippets enabled: 0
	Safe mode: off
	Plugins installed: 1
	Plugins enabled: 1
		1: Advanced Tables

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Additional information


Screen Shot 2022-03-31 at 09.21.06

after the space/delete trick (what we expect):
Screen Shot 2022-03-31 at 09.21.34

I’m also curious about this behavior, in Obsidian v1.4.16 this does not happen at all even the short arrow