Plurals, synonyms, acronyms, aliases, multi-lingual usage of Roam, abbreviations, … all are good reasons to link to the same page (concept, “thing”) via different [[words]] / [[terms]].
Current implementation of /Alias is nice, but requires quite some editing and typing when you want to make a link from a word in an existing text. It would be nice if you could just double-click-and-hit-[[ on mouse to make a link to the [[mice]] page…
mouse, mice, muis, muizen,,
Sketch for a proposal:
What if the page title simply were
This would make it easy to “merge” (and “unmerge”) terms from one page, and having a simple and clear overview of all terms at the same time.
Note how under Unlinked References it automatically lists all terms in the page title!
… a more friendly rendering is of course imaginable, but it requires a bit more UX / UI and personally I prefer the rough kind above …
So in the rest of you database it doen’t mater anymore whether you use [[mouse]], [[mice]] or []; they will all take you to the same page…
Brandon Toner on this Freshdesk-thread came up with another solution:
Disadvantage would be that we’d still need to create these pages separately somehow, and it might get harder to keep track of all “aliases” in use…)
more search terms: aliasing, multiple languages, bilingual, english, dutch, german, spanish, italian, …