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Ploticus to Amazon Linux 2

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I'm trying to install Ploticus on my Amazon Linux 2 but I'm not getting it. Can anybody help me

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Legend (color) and substrings

MarMi wiki (talkcontribs)

If legend is a shorter version (substring) of legend above it, then it's overwritten (color & text) by the upper one.

Example (timeline copied from syntax discussion):



If you switch the order (shorter legend will be above the longer), then it displays correctly.

MarMi wiki (talk) 19:43, 25 April 2022 (UTC)

Wargo (talkcontribs)
MarMi wiki (talkcontribs)

Yeah, it seems it's not that simple. But even in the second example, if you change the order, then it will display correctly (at least on Preview).

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Please update this manual.

Süd-Russisches (talkcontribs)

I have been interested in EasyTimeline.

However, I am mainly active in Japanese Wikipedia, and according to this manual, I could not use characters that are often used in Japanese, such as hiragana and kanji.

I was disappointed that.

Recently, I read ja:Help:画像の表示#EasyTimelineを使った例(Help:Displaying images #Example using EasyTimeline) and learned that kanji can also be used now.

It is a pitty that it only shows a simple example.

Therefore, please update this manual.

Thank you !!!

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Franar8 (talkcontribs)
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Template parameter causing errors

DferDaisy (talkcontribs)

This error has a help item: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:EasyTimeline_syntax#EasyTimeline_code_with_a_template_parameter_is_not_allowed

but it is ambiguous as to whether or not templates should or shouldn't work. The EasyTimeline in


had embedded links, to which a bot added "dead link" templates (correctly, as links are dead) but this created a list of "invalid attributes" within the body of the article in very large sized text.

The questions I have are: Is there a way to get the timeline to handle templates, if not, either is there any way to have the error messages be more inconspicuous in the article, or is there an alternative timeline type available? Thanks.

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GreenMeansGo (talkcontribs)

Not sure if this is going to do any good, since it looks pretty dead here, but anyone know a way to change the scale to something other than defaulting to scientific notation? I working on a timeline regarding prehistoric history, so I'm dealing on scales in the millions, and the scientific notation may as well not even be there for the good it'll do most readers. ~~~~

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Plyd (talkcontribs)

Is there a way to configure easytimeline to get neat images x2 or x4 for hdpi / retina displays? With mobile browsers, we now have a large part of the traffic requiring hdpi, and on it, the timeline is blurred. ~~~~

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JJBers (talkcontribs)

I'm not sure exactly because it isn't mentioned in the description page, but does the EasyTimeline support measurements of time down to the minute?

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Alex 21 (talkcontribs)
Hairy Dude (talkcontribs)

I've been editing the above page to correct lots of broken links. The first thing to notice is that the broken links weren't red. But this post is about what I can only assume is a bug in Unicode handling. The behaviour is really strange, though - in places adding or removing a space can cause an error, and the error is entirely unrelated to the change. I've been unable to get the era name "Kannō" to display without triggering the error (it's currently displayed as "Kan'ō", which is apparently a valid alternative, but not the variant used for its article's title).

The error looks like this:

EasyTimeline 1.90

Timeline generation failed: 1 error found
Line 15: ScaleMajor = unit:year increment:50 start:1350 gridcolor:grid1

- Scale attribute 'grid' invalid. Unknown color ''.
Specify command 'Color' before this command.
Phil Boswell (talkcontribs)

What's really odd is that if I replace [[Kan'o|Kan'ō]] with [[Kannō|Kannō]] in the wikitext, it seems to work OK.

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