Version 15 (modified by rjollos, 6 years ago) (diff)

Refs #8420.

Known (Confirmed) Issues

  • Valid acronyms with underlined wiki markup are not tagged as acronyms (#8377)

Priority Enhancements

  • Allow multiple acronym definition pages to be specified (#8420)
  • Allow for a common Acronyms file for multiple projects (#8404)
  • Allow CamelCase words to be acronyms (#8267)


  • 07-Jan-2011: Plugin is being actively maintained for Trac 0.11 and Trac 0.12. The older versions such as the 0.9 branch are not maintained, however patches will be accepted.

Auto-generated acronyms from a table in a Wiki page


Automatically generates HTML acronyms from definitions in tables in a Wiki page (AcronymDefinitions by default).

Acronyms are in the form <acronym>[<id>] and are defined in a table with four columns:

Acronym, Description [, URL [, ID URL]]

Only the first two columns are required.

URL can be the name of a wiki page, the name of which does not have to be CamelCase and can even be a subpage (e.g. MyPage/MySubPage), or an external resource. If an <id> is provided, the ID URL is used and any occurrences of the symbol $1 in the description and the ID URL are substituted with the <id>.

Rows starting with ||' are ignored.

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for AcronymsPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


Download the zipped source from [download:acronymsplugin here].


You can check out AcronymsPlugin from here using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.


Create a Wiki page holding your acronym definitions in the way described above (for example Acronyms).

In trac.ini add the following section to make the plugin aware of this storage page:

page = AcronymDefinitions

The storage page is AcronymDefinitions by default if not specified in trac.ini.


The following acronym definition table:

||'''Acronym'''||'''Description'''        ||'''URL'''                    ||'''ID URL'''||
||RFC          ||Request For Comment $1   || ||$1.txt||
||RFC2316      ||Request For Comment 2316 ||Rfc2316                      || ||

Has the following effect:

RFC becomes

    <a href="">
     <acronym title="Request For Comment">

RFC2315 becomes

    <a href="">
     <acronym title="Request For Comment 2315">
      RFC 2315

RFC2316 becomes

    <a href="Rfc2316">
     <acronym title="Request For Comment 2316">

Recent Changes

14820 by rjollos on 2015-07-20 06:38:06
0.2: Require Trac >= 0.11.
14749 by rjollos on 2015-06-25 23:30:18
0.2: Define option using Option class.
14748 by rjollos on 2015-06-25 23:24:39
0.2: Release 0.2. Added unit tests.


Author: athomas
Maintainer: rjollos