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Apr
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comment Using asterisks as normal characters in Google+ posts?
I've updated the workaround. Let's see how long this one works ;)
Apr
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revised Using asterisks as normal characters in Google+ posts?
Updated to current situation
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comment Is it possible to use strikethrough (<s>, <strike>, <del>) in Trello?
Also works on Github: help.github.com/articles/github-flavored-markdown
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Oct
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comment Using asterisks as normal characters in Google+ posts?
Google seems to have changed its implementation, but I have found another unicode character which breaks the interpretation of the asterisks (see updated posting).
Oct
22
revised Using asterisks as normal characters in Google+ posts?
Replaced zero space width with mongolian vowel separator because Google's implementation seems to have changed
Oct
6
comment Using asterisks as normal characters in Google+ posts?
Sadly, G+ seems to ignore the zero width space now, so the hack doesn't work anymore. If it's just about expressing common emotions you might wanna check this out: gist.github.com/157796
Aug
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Aug
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revised Using asterisks as normal characters in Google+ posts?
Added -n to echo command to suppress newline
Aug
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comment Using asterisks as normal characters in Google+ posts?
I'm not a linux user, but I see three potential points of failure: xsel, clipboard and the browser. Maybe one of those three strips out the zero width spaces before the string reaches the G+ fields.
Aug
6
comment Using asterisks as normal characters in Google+ posts?
What happens if you paste the string into a text field on another website or a regular text editor? Do you notice having to press arrow keys two times when moving the cursor over the boundary between the asterisks and the word?
Aug
1
comment How do I turn off Google Suggest permanently?
Do you understand what this setting does behind the curtains? Does it block a certain javascript, or maybe write an undocumented value to a google cookie or is there some kind of other noticable behaviour?
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answered Using asterisks as normal characters in Google+ posts?