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Allow rich text editing of image captions in gallery dialog
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Currently the captions must be edited using wikitext, e.g. for italicising names of art works.

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Jdforrester-WMF triaged this task as Normal priority.Nov 8 2016, 7:17 PM
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Change 322490 had a related patch set uploaded (by Tchanders):
[mediawiki/extensions/VisualEditor@master] WIP Make gallery dialog work with native gallery implementation

Deskana removed Tchanders as the assignee of this task.Oct 16 2017, 1:02 PM

Change 322490 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/extensions/VisualEditor@master] Make gallery dialog work with native gallery implementation

@matmarex: Unlike the caption field in the Media Settings dialog, this one does not support multiline text input. Is that intentional?

Restricted Application added a project: User-Ryasmeen. · View Herald TranscriptMar 20 2018, 9:05 PM

@Ryasmeen Yes, neither the main gallery caption nor the image captions can contain multiline text. This is a limitation of MediaWiki <gallery> syntax. (If you manage to put multiline text there, that's a bug, since it won't render correctly to wikitext after saving.)

@matmarex: I have actually managed to put multiline text there by adding a block node which creates a slug right above it, and then you can add another line there.