Say I want to memorize the cloze deletion syntax of org-drill by this topic,

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The problem here is when the answer is revealed the text is only displayed partially like it's been interpreted as a cloze deletion.

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Any tricks or suggestions on this kind of "meta" stuff ?

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As I learn more about Org mode, I'm able to answer this question myself.

Org provides Latex-like syntax for special symbols. To make the example in question works, we could write the answer as

[answer\vert\vert{}optional hint]


[answer\vbar\vbar{}optional hint]

Curly braces are used to terminate a symbol. Before drill sessions, (org-toggle-pretty-entities) or C-c C-x \ to render these notations into UTF-8 characters.

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