Some source text entities/characters are automatically translated to HTML entities without needing to resort to use of the $HTMLEntities attribute:
- ellipsis (…)
- degree (°)
- French/Swiss style quotes (»Quote« or «Quote»)
- German style quotation marks („Quote”)
- mdash (—)
- English typographic quotation marks and
Characters already already entered in the text as HTML entities are detected and exported as expected.
Since version 6 and full support for Unicode UTF-8 in export, the need for using entities has diminished. Indeed, most of the above examples are exported verbatim.
Tinderbox recognises macros embedded in text. If a paragraph contains only a macro, Tinderbox does not add paragraph mark-up to that paragraph—it assumes that the macro will do this. If you want Tinderbox to add paragraph mark-up, just add some space characters before or after the macro.
Tinderbox recognises any paragraph that contains only export template expressions (notably ^include(…)^ and ^children(…)^ ). Tinderbox will not add paragraph mark-up to the result of these expressions. Again, adding space characters before or after the mark-up will cause Tinderbox to add paragraph mark-up. If an export code is on a line of its own before the end of the note, do ensure you add closing ^ or the output HTML may not be as you suspect.
Tinderbox ships with specimen templates stored internally within the application package (see built-in export templates). This means you can add a few basic templates in a new TBX to see how code work, without writing your own.