5 star rating in text notes available in markdown syntax

Hello,
I think it would be nice to have a 5-start-rating markdown.

For example I keep notes of places or beers left some kind of impressions and I have them organised in list and it would be nice to add some kind of rating for each of them.

Something like:

Beer 1
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s
[photo]
★★★★★

Beer 2
Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s
[photo]
★☆☆☆☆

Ideally a markdown similar to the checkboxes might be used
something like [[*]][[*]][[ ]][[ ]][[ ]]
where * inside the square brackets means "switched on".

Why not directly use ★☆☆☆☆? That would work everywhere, with or without plugin

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I use tags for this use case in my notes

Markdown is a 'standard' that neither Laurent or the Joplin project has any control over.

So, why add or use non-standard 'markdown' for something readily available? and

Recipes I have collected and tried will be starred with the UTF-8 character , using the character also lets me put it in the note's subject line and lets me search for it, markdown is not rendered in the subject line and I'd hate to make a search for "[[]][[]][][][]" every time I'm looking for a 2-star.

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You can try

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

which should render to

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

A list of other characters that can be made this way can be found here.

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That would do the magic :slight_smile: Thank you

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However, HTML entities don't get "rendered" in the note's title/subject line.

That, of course, doesn't matter to everyone, so it's not a bad compromise for some.