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[bioontology-support] synonym types not supported?

Erick Antezana erick.antezana at
Tue Feb 5 01:34:13 PST 2013

Hi Trish,

I get the following in the 'Xref Exact Synonym' section of my term:

  NAME_ES [ORG:erick
  NAME_FR [ORG:erick

as you can see, the xref's appearing in my OBO entry are listed :

- the first one is the one corresponding to the definition (this
should probably be better displayed next to the definition).
- the second and third lines correspond to the specific synonyms in
Spanish and French: the closing square bracket is not displayed.

moreover, I would expect to have the type of 'exact' synonym displayed
(written down) next to the synonym itself, something like:

Exact Synonym

Belgique NAME_ES [ORG:erick]
B�lgica NAME_FR [ORG:erick]

on the other hand, the interface has some issues to display unicode,
in the 'Exact Synonym' section of my entry I have for instance:

el Reino de B�lgica

what should I change to get the correct accents, symbols, etc properly


On 4 February 2013 18:13, Trish Whetzel <whetzel at> wrote:
> Hi Erick,
> I would imagine that the information would be displayed similar to the
> example listed in the OBO spec,
> synonymtypedef UK_SPELLING "British spelling" EXACT
> Is that what you are seeing?
> Trish
> On Feb 4, 2013, at 3:02 AM, Erick Antezana wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been generating some OBO files that have specific synonym types
> definitions (synonymtypedef,
> My OBO file loaded into my virtual bioportal appliance; however, the
> specific synonym types are not well displayed while inspecting a
> term/entry/concept in the "Details" view...
> Are synonym types defined in an OBO-formatted file supported?
> cheers,
> Erick
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