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As you may or may not have noticed, GOG's latest "fix" has messed up the way some links are displayed. Among others, multiple links in a single line can become broken. Like so:

WRONG:
one three [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam]ninetyone five

A workaround is actually simple, just add a space before the text of the (all except last) links. Since multiple spaces get truncated into one anyway, there won't be any extra spaces. Like so:

RIGHT:
one two three ninetyone five

(It will all be clearer if you quote this text to see it)

This is all well and good, but what if you don't want any spaces. What if you want every letter in a word to be a different link without spaces, for example. This is where it gets more complicated.

First, you have to add a unicode control character (U+061C) before the text of the (all except last) links. This unicode character is not displayed, but is used to control bidirectional texts. You do it by typing this:
؜
؜؜

But that's not all. This will cause those extra characters to appear as part of the link text too. To solve this, simply edit your post. And all will be fixed. Like so:

1؜23915

EDIT:
In addition to that, some characters in links like colons or brackets can cause this problem too. To solve this, replace them with their HTML equivalents.
https://www.obkb.com/dcljr/charstxt.html
Post edited September 07, 2017 by ZFR
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ZFR: A workaround is actually simple, just add a space before the text of the (all except last) links. Since multiple spaces get truncated into one anyway, there won't be any extra spaces. Like so:

RIGHT:
one two three ninetyone five

(It will all be clearer if you quote this text to see it)
It worked. Thanks for the time you're putting finding fixes and sharing them on the forum. I was able to fix the first post of my thread using the solution you've found. I'm very grateful.
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ZFR: A workaround is actually simple, just add a space before the text of the (all except last) links. Since multiple spaces get truncated into one anyway, there won't be any extra spaces. Like so:

RIGHT:
one two three ninetyone five

(It will all be clearer if you quote this text to see it)
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metricfun: It worked. Thanks for the time you're putting finding fixes and sharing them on the forum. I was able to fix the first post of my thread using the solution you've found. I'm very grateful.
Cool. Which thread is that?
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ZFR: Cool. Which thread is that?
https://www.gog.com/forum/general/upcoming_gog_releases_2017_thread/
Cheers a bunch, your efforts are very much appreciated.
Test
Post edited December 29, 2017 by ZFR
test

amper

Hidden & Dangerous
Post edited September 16, 2017 by ZFR
I'm not always mischievous...





...but when I am, at least I try to provide some useful information. :P
Sorry for the necro-reply (necreply?), but I noticed that you've got some forum-bug-resistant ampersand in the display text for that link. Is there some code for that, or did you just copy-paste it from somewhere? The usual codes don't seem to work in the text itself (only in the URL), and if I ever knew any effective workaround, I've apparently forgotten it. I've had just enough need for correctly-displaying ampersands in hyperlink-embedded text recently that not knowing/remembering how to do that has started to piss me off.
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HunchBluntley: Sorry for the necro-reply (necreply?), but I noticed that you've got some forum-bug-resistant ampersand in the display text for that link. Is there some code for that, or did you just copy-paste it from somewhere? The usual codes don't seem to work in the text itself (only in the URL), and if I ever knew any effective workaround, I've apparently forgotten it. I've had just enough need for correctly-displaying ampersands in hyperlink-embedded text recently that not knowing/remembering how to do that has started to piss me off.
Test

Hidden & Dangerous

Copy and paste.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampersand#Computing

Be careful not all work. And some of those that don't delete all text that comes after them! So make sure your text is saved.
Post edited December 30, 2018 by ZFR
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ZFR: Test

Hidden & Dangerous

Copy and paste.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampersand#Computing

Be careful not all work. And some of those that don't delete all text that comes after them! So make sure your text is saved.
Great. Thanks, I guess. ;P