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Labels with "&" letter in the name don't work properly?

This goes for both Todoist Mac App and the Web version in Chrome.

If I have a label named "@Kjell & CO" it works to assign it to the task but when I go to the Labels column and click on this particular one, it shows the number of tasks (1) but nothing appears in the right column (see screenshot "@@Kjell_&_CO_ Todoist.jpg".

If I change the label name to "@Kjell and CO" it works as advertised, see screenshot "@@Kjell_and_CO_ Todoist1.jpg".

I've tried to add the letter "&" to other existing labels - result:
Every time this letter is in the label name - it stops showing the tasks labeled.

I've created a new label from scratch with "&"in the name - result:

I've created a label without the "@" in the name (btw, the reason I did this is that the Auto-complete list of labels works that way -it shows the labels with "@" in front of the name first, so that way I can make some labels end up higher in the list...) just to see if there's any relation between @ and & - result:
No problem with the "@" letter...

My conclusion is that using the letter "&" makes it impossible to click on the label in the label list and see the tasks labeled with it.

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Aug 22, 2014 - 23:02 UTC


I believe the space is causing the issue. Does this occur if you put no spaces between & and the words?


Dragan Ruzic  premium
Replied on Aug 22, 2014 - 23:10 UTC

Nope Brendon, same thing, see attached..
I've assigned this new label to a task and you can see the number "1" next to the labels name, it doesn't show though.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Aug 23, 2014 - 12:02 UTC

Hello Dragan,

That's possible, there are some characters that can't be used in labels and escaping all for all situations while at the same maintaining their functionality (as & as a valid operator for queries) is difficult, though we'll see if we can address it in the future.


Dragan Ruzic  premium
Replied on Aug 23, 2014 - 14:11 UTC

Now _this_ is not a big issue for me, just wanted to make you aware of it :-)