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December 20, 2003

Acronym Patch Update

Yet another update to Henrik Gemal’s acronym plugin for MovableType, meaning yet another update to my patch, which offers improved handling of acronyms and abbreviations.

Update (12/28/2003): I’ve posted a new version of the patch, fixing a few things which seem to have been broken by the new logic in version 0.6 of Gemal’s plugin. This should fully restore the functionality to that of previous version of my patched plugin.

Update (2/13/2004):Yet another update to my patch to bring it into line with version 0.7 of Gemal’s plugin. (Mercifully, my patch get shorter and shorter, as Gemal incorporates more of my changes with each iteration of his plugin.)

Update (5/28/2004):Yet another update to my patch to bring it into line with version 1.0 of Gemal’s plugin. (Which, actually, is functionally identical to 0.7.)

Posted by distler at December 20, 2003 3:19 PM

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Read the post Acronym Plugin Patch
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Excerpt: Acronym plugin patch, a new version of the patch, fixing a few things which seem to have been broken by...
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Re: Acronym Patch Update

Is there somewhere on your site that I could get the updated acronym.db and abbr.db files? It seems trivial to have to go through the acronym.db file and filter out the abbreviations… Plus that would take a very long time!

Posted by: Kjell Olsen on January 3, 2004 12:23 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Acronym Patch Update

I don’t think you’d find my files all that useful.

I threw out most of Henrik Gemal’s (computer-related) entries, and substituted my own (physics-related) ones.

For the most part, what I tend to do is add abbreviations/acronyms as I use them.

As a first approximation, almost all of the entries in Gemal’s file are abbreviations, not acronyms. So you might just rename it abbr.db.

You then might take my approach to sorting out the small number of acronyms from Gemal’s file — just move them over as you use them.

Posted by: Jacques Distler on January 3, 2004 1:06 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Acronym Patch Update

Ok, I guess I will just have to get down to it. It’s probably not as hard as it looks to sorth the two out. Thanks!

Posted by: Kjell Olsen on January 3, 2004 2:38 PM | Permalink | Reply to this
Read the post Friday Feast #64: Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Shortened Words
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Excerpt: I've noticed that a growing number of websites are providing tooltips and styles for abbreviations and acronyms within content. Later versions of browsers support the abbr and acronym elements, with the exception of Internet Explorer unfortunately not ...
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