Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Editing/Markdown syntax to wiki link conversion gadget

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Markdown syntax to wiki link conversion gadget

  • Problem: I frequently add new web citations via firefox extensions such as Markor. apk and haven't found any link capture application that outputs link to Clipboard as wiki-text.
  • Who would benefit: Markdown citeweb user
  • Proposed solution: A new /user.js + /user.css toggle and or extension.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: N/A: If only user-javascript without needing any other than simple documentation.
  • Proposer: Mkouklis(2) (talk) 03:42, 17 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • There's some future where this will be possible directly on the wiki, but of course that day is not today. Would be a neat thing to have a converter today of course, but I'm not sure of the practicality or driving need. --Izno (talk) 18:07, 17 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Can you link the tool you use? It's unclear to me what difficulty you're describing. If you are looking to generate web citations from webpages and convert to wikitext, you can use Zotero, which has many translators for specific websites. Different wikis have tools based on Citoid, which uses Zotero's translators to generate citations for the Visual Editor. Sounds like you're looking for that? (not watching, please {{ping}}) czar 17:14, 11 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Zotero will also auto-retrieve and format metadata like title, authors, etc.. On-wiki, Citoid does the same. Can you explain how this differs from what you are looking for, Mkouklis(2)? HLHJ (talk) 21:40, 19 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]