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From: Nicolas Goaziou <mail@nicolasgoaziou.fr>
To: "Bruce D'Arcus" <bdarcus@gmail.com>
Cc: org-mode mailing list <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>,
	John Kitchin <jkitchin@andrew.cmu.edu>
Subject: Re: A minor suggestion about formatting citations
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2021 17:54:18 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87pmsbftg5.fsf@nicolasgoaziou.fr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAF-FPGPyMqj8=cJV52EUQWp6RvRdeS2rzp5DjJ8qaen4WWa2XA@mail.gmail.com> (Bruce D'Arcus's message of "Mon, 11 Oct 2021 10:54:09 -0400")


"Bruce D'Arcus" <bdarcus@gmail.com> writes:

> On Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 10:28 AM John Kitchin <jkitchin@andrew.cmu.edu> wrote:
>> you should probably trim each key, and re-add spaces where you want them in the function that does these kinds of things.
> I realize that's an option, but something about that feels wrong to me.
> We're adding a single space as prefix, not because it's meaningful for
> citation purposes (there actually is no prefix, though org-cite
> interprets it as " "), but only so buffer formatting works correctly.

I don't think that's totally true. The additional space makes sense
typographically, in particular when some suffix is associated to the

> And then presumably code needs to be added to the export machinery to
> strip those empty affixes?

I think they are ignored already. I didn't check though.

> Am not saying the latter goal isn't important; just seems like the
> side effect isn't ideal.
>> Maybe that should even be controlled by a defcustom that allows 0-1 spaces.
> You mean in org-cite? I think that'd be my preference, unless there's
> a better solution to this issue.

Org Cite is unrelated to this. One could as well have inserted spaces
manually, i.e., without calling `org-cite-insert' at all. The functions
responsible for swapping citations ought to cope with this situation

Nicolas Goaziou

  reply	other threads:[~2021-10-11 15:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-10-10 23:09 A minor suggestion about formatting citations Vikas Rawal
2021-10-11  7:38 ` Eric S Fraga
2021-10-11  9:40 ` Nicolas Goaziou
2021-10-11 13:38   ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-10-11 14:28     ` John Kitchin
2021-10-11 14:54       ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-10-11 15:54         ` Nicolas Goaziou [this message]
2021-10-11 16:55           ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-10-13 12:51             ` Nicolas Goaziou

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