Numbers not handled in tags (only when tag starts with numbers)

Steps to reproduce

  1. Enter a tag that starts with a number (e.g. #1stPhase)
  2. Press enter or space
  3. Check tags sidebar (Bug: the tag does not appear)
  4. Attempt to reference tag in another note (Bug: the tag can not be referenced in another note)
    *Works when the tag does not start with a number (e.g. #Phase1)

Expected result

Able to create tags that start with numbers.


  • Operating system: macOS v10.15.4
  • Obsidian version: v0.6.4
  • Using custom CSS: Yes, modified Ursa

Additional information

Potentially similar to the following issue:


same issue for me

Same issue with following Environment:

  • Operating system: Windows 10 Home - v1909 - build 18363.836
  • Obsidian version: v0.6.4
  • Using custom CSS: /

This is a known behaviour. I don’t recall if we couldn’t have tags starting with a number for some specific reason.

Moving this to feature request.

I think this is implemented!

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Still doesn’t work out in 0.8.15 version

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version 0.11.5 , still got this issue. will it work someday?

I think, it’s already implemented. you can create a tag start with number then followed with alphabet, like #1w


is it what you mean?

it doesn’t work

edit: I realize that this post’s issue is not the same I got.
I want total number tag, and it seems obsidian can’t handle right now:


Oh do you use it for date?

someone in Discord ever told a workaround. You can use nested tag like


It’s pretty neat I think.

thanks, it works in another way, yet I want make #1987 as a category or linkage for many pages.

Moreover #1987/ works and creates the tag #1987 and the empty subtag.
It should be definitely considered a bug, I am using numerical tags for dates and it works great e.g. #2022/02/28