by John Pasden
14 May 2005
I recently stumbled upon a Movable Type hack which creates WordPress-style “quicktags” in the MT blog edit screen. The hack can be modded as well, so I added a pinyin button to automatically wrap selected text with the appropriate span tag and all the necessary attributes (see my entry on Pinyin Tooltips). Then I added some extra CSS to make it look better (and act more like a button).
I’m guessing there will be even less demand for this geekery than there was for the pinyin tooltip method, but if anyone’s interested, I can tell you how to do it. (Beware: if you follow the link to the hack and don’t understand anything, forget it, because you have to further mod the hack to add the pinyin button.)
John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.