Italics in OJS titles

In the old PKP support, I found this:
"Italics, superscript availability to authors for metadata
Postby jayfitzsimmons » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:49 am

Dear OJS developers,

… I have two related suggestions on improvements to OJS. I was reluctant to submit a bug report for them because they are not bugs but suggestions for improvement.

  1. Allow authors to italicize words in the title, during step 2 of their submission process. I know that html tags including can be used in the title field, and I have been using them successfully for articles I’m uploading. But naive authors won’t know this. Our journal is a biological journal, so the majority of titles have species’ names that must be italicized. It will be a pain in the butt for editors to add tags to every article’s title. I suggest it would be better if the italics button underneath the abstract box could also be used to italicize highlighted words in the title field. Or, if that’s not possible, then an additional italics box (along with bold and the other buttons) could be added just for the title field.

    There are several responses, but it seems like this still isn’t available except by writing in the HTML. My field is religion and there are not only titles that need to be italicized, but plenty of non-English words. Is it possible to make this improvement. Thanks so much
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Hi @mmcmahon,

We’ve looked into this before, and the key thing that’s missing is support in the TinyMCE rich text editor for single-line editor support.

See e.g. this posting on their forum:

We took a look into it a while back, resulting in a bug entry filed:

If someone can identify an existing example of TinyMCE being successfully configured this way, it would be a great starting point.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

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Hi! This is a need we also hear from our journals: being able to use simple layout for articles titles (italic, etc.). The link on TinyMCE not able to support single line reference in the previous post seems broken (transfer to the main website page). I have not found if it is now possible with the latest TinyMCE (version 6) on the tool documentation: Maybe, the input component can be usefull (blind guess :°))…
I suppose the whole idea would be to have this kind of display in the UI:


Hi all,

This is currently filed in Github here: Inconsistent HTML display in article titles · Issue #2564 · pkp/pkp-lib · GitHub
Feedback/suggestions welcome there.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

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