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Allow to add special characters to infoboxes, citation templates, and other templates
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Sometimes in the templates of infoboxes, we need to add special character. But how to add it if the toolbox is not available. It would be nice enhancement to add it.

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Juandev created this task.Dec 29 2014, 9:37 PM
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Restricted Application added a project: VisualEditor. · View Herald TranscriptDec 29 2014, 9:37 PM

For templates fields special characters can be inserted with normal keyboard shortcuts - e.g. on Mac Option+z for Ω.

But having a toolbox available when editing templates' fields will be helpful.

Ryasmeen moved this task from To Triage to Freezer on the VisualEditor board.Jan 9 2015, 11:38 PM
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Whatamidoing-WMF renamed this task from Allow to add special characters to infobox to Allow to add special characters to infoboxes, citation templates, and other templates.Feb 29 2016, 6:24 PM

Many of these inputs should be VE surfaces (not plain text boxes) which would solve this issue in those cases (e.g. the special character inserter is available in the image caption editor).

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