Typing "->" automatically changes to arrow on Android but not Windows

Describe the bug

Typing the sequence “->” or “<-” in the text field in Android automatically changes its appearance to Unicode arrows (→ and ←, respectively) but behaves and is synced still as sequences on Windows. Typing the sequence on Windows doesn’t automatically change it into arrows but syncs it to Android as so.

To Reproduce

Steps to reproduce the behavior:

    1. Make a text box on Android.
    1. Type “->” and “<-”. The sequence will change to arrows. Two backspaces are needed to erase it.
    1. Look at the page on Windows.
    1. The sequences don’t transform into arrows.

Expected behavior

Consistent display, but I think it’d be better that typing the sequence should probably just substitute it with the Unicode arrows, and not just the Android appearance (i.e. one backspace should erase the whole arrow and not a part of the sequence).

Desktop (please complete the following information):

  • OS: Android 10; Windows 10
  • Version: Android 0.11.0 (reported in 0.1.7); Windows 0.29.0 (reported in 0.17.8)

@Has Hi! Thank you for your notice. We haven’t implemented this yet, but plan to do that in the future

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Just want to add a visual comparison of the behavior on Android (0.6.1) vs Windows (0.24.0)

As see on Windows (note the manual space between “&uarr” and “;” to prevent it from being converted into arrows):

As seen on Android:

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@Has Hi! Is this issue still relevant for you on latest app versions?

I’ll check later today!

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This is till the case on Android 0.10.0 and Windows v0.28.0:

If I create an arrow with “->” or “–>” on Windows it is shown as an arrow on Android.

If I create an arrow with “->” or “–>” on Android, it is shown as an arrow on Android, but as that literal text on Windows.

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Will be fixed in next release.

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This still happens on 0.29.0 and 0.11.0

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This issue has been added to our issue tracker and was received by the Development Team.

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We are almost there!

Print screen from Desktop:

Print screen from Android:

Looks like the only thing not working properly yet is the rendering of "two-dashed-arrows like <-- or --> or <--> on Windows when typed on Android. The other ones are showing properly.

@Angelo could you update Linear accordingly? <3

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