Sometimes, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. To create some graphical representations, Zettelmarkup provides a simple mechanism. Characters like “|” or “-” already provide some visual feedback. For example, to create a picture containing two boxes that are connected via an arrow, the following representation is possible:
~~~draw +-------+ .-------. | Box 1 | ----> | Box 2 | +-------+ '-------' ~~~
Zettelstore translates this to:
Technically spoken, the drawing is translated to a SVG element.
The following characters are interpreted to create a graphical representation. Some of them will start a path that results in a recognized object.
|:||Dashed vertical line||Yes|
|=||Dashed horizontal line||Yes|
|/||North-east diagonal line||Yes|
|\||South-east diagonal line||Yes|
|x||A tick on a line||No|
|*||A dot on a line||No|
Interpretation of these characters starts at the top left corner and continues depending on the current character.
All other characters are treated as text.