Project: retextjs/retext-syntax-mentions

Package: retext-syntax-mentions@3.1.0

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retext plugin to classify @mentions as syntax instead of natural language.


What is this?

This package is a unified (retext) plugin to classify mentions (as used on for example GitHub) as SourceNode instead of natural language. That node represent “external (ungrammatical) values” instead of natural language, which hides mentions from retext-spell, retext-readability, retext-equality, and other things that check words.

When should I use this?

You can use this plugin any time there are mentions in prose, that are (incorrectly) warned about by linting plugins.


This package is ESM only. In Node.js (version 16+), install with npm:

npm install retext-syntax-mentions

In Deno with esm.sh:

import retextSyntaxMentions from 'https://esm.sh/retext-syntax-mentions@4'

In browsers with esm.sh:

<script type="module">
  import retextSyntaxMentions from 'https://esm.sh/retext-syntax-mentions@4?bundle'


Without retext-syntax-mentions:

import dictionaryEn from 'dictionary-en'
import retextEnglish from 'retext-english'
import retextSpell from 'retext-spell'
import retextStringify from 'retext-stringify'
import retextSyntaxMentions from 'retext-syntax-mentions'
import {unified} from 'unified'
import {reporter} from 'vfile-reporter'

const file = await unified()
  .use(retextSpell, dictionaryEn)
  .process('Misspelled? @wooorm.')



1:14-1:20 warning `wooorm` is misspelt; did you mean `worm`? wooorm retext-spell

⚠ 1 warning

With retext-syntax-mentions:

+  .use(retextSyntaxMentions)
   .use(retextSpell, dictionaryEn)


no issues found


This package exports no identifiers. The default export is retextSyntaxMentions.

unified().use(retextSyntaxMentions[, options])

Classify @mentions as source (external ungrammatical values) instead of natural language.

This hides mentions from retext-spell, retext-readability, retext-equality, etc.


Transform (Transformer).


Configuration (TypeScript type).



This package is fully typed with TypeScript. It exports the additional type Options.


Projects maintained by the unified collective are compatible with maintained versions of Node.js.

When we cut a new major release, we drop support for unmaintained versions of Node. This means we try to keep the current release line, retext-syntax-mentions@^4, compatible with Node.js 16.


See contributing.md in retextjs/.github for ways to get started. See support.md for ways to get help.

This project has a code of conduct. By interacting with this repository, organization, or community you agree to abide by its terms.


MIT © Titus Wormer