In the ReadMe of the plugin, one of the limitation is described:
- Only strings with 3 or more characters will be highlighted in selection highlight mode
I guess this may be based on some performance considerations. However, this limitation also brings a huge problem for Chinese users (perhaps, CJK users). Because, traditionally, the ancient Chinese use words containing only 1 character, which means the length of these Chinese words is only 1(for example, "好“ for “good”, ”一“ for “one”)). In precent days, many new words come out, and most of them consisted of 2 characters(for example, "电脑” for “computer”), i.e. with length of 2. Of course, there are idioms which is composed with 4 characters since the ancient time, such as “一目了然”(obvious), but the amount of them is limited.
So, it is better to have the minimum length = 1 so that this plugin can support use cases with Chinese better.
And it works.
Unfortunately, as I’m not an expert on TS, currently, I have not compiled the main.ts successfully. So I made a workaround: manually modify the value of
minSelectionLength variable in main.js from
The modified main.js can be reviewed and downloaded at:
And for people who are also interested in this issue, you can try the SRC or reply me at
Looking forward to more comments