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Colored Item Names & Name Tags!

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This data pack adds colored item names and name tags to Minecraft!

Rename an item in 4 simple steps:
  1. Drop the item on top of an anvil. The item will become a book.
  2. While holding the book, click the 2 buttons that appear in chat. One will copy the § character to the clipboard and the other will open up the web page with all formatting codes.
  3. Type the desired item name by using CTRL+V to paste in the special § character. Multi-line names are not supported, although it's allowed for a name to overflow to the next line if it doesn't fit on the first line of the book. For example, copy "§" and then do this:<CTRL + V>d<CTRL + V>l!!! <CTRL + V>5<CTRL + V>lDragon Slayer <CTRL + V>d<CTRL + V>l!!!Which in notepad would result in:§d§l!!! §5§lDragon Slayer §d§l!!!But in the minecraft book it shows up as:
    !!! Dragon Slayer !!!
  4. Sign the book (title doesn't matter) and drop it on the ground. The book will be turned back into the original item, but now with it's new name.
Important Notes
  • Renaming costs 1 XP Level and won't work without XP. Creative players can always rename an item.
  • You cannot copy any text with color codes built in. You must write it manually by pasting nothing more than a single "§"!
  • The "§" sign won't show up, just type a color code after it and you'll see that the text gets styled afterwards.
Extra features
  • Follow the steps above to rename a Name Tag and give any mob a fancy name!
  • Write "reset" to remove the custom name after signing + dropping.
  • Write "cancel" to get the unchanged item and the 1 XP Level back (see below).

Install Instructions
This is a datapack, it can easily be used in any world or server without any difficulties.
Simply drop the downloaded zip file in the "datapacks" folder of your world save (<world>/datapacks).
Then open your world and do

In case the datapack doesn't automatically get enabled, run:
/datapack enable "file/[​datapack folder name].zip"

I encountered a bug! What do I do now?

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  • Checklist: Are you using the right version? Did you do /reload after dropping the datapack in? After /reload, does the datapack show up green in /datapack list?
  • What is the issue? Does the datapack not seem to be working at all or is there a specific feature you are having issues with?
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Colored Item Names &amp; Name Tags! Minecraft Data Pack
Colored Item Names &amp; Name Tags! Minecraft Data Pack
CompatibilityMinecraft 1.16

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08/04/2021 9:30 am
Level 22 : Expert uwu
Dr_01000111 avatar
Hey does this work with vanilla tweaks armored eylrta because of dropping toe item on the anvil
08/04/2021 12:57 pmhistory
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Stack
Bertiecrafter avatar
Probably not :/

You could try disabling this data pack and then re-enabling it after the vanilla tweaks data pack. (Using the /datapack commands to insert the data pack at the right place). With any luck, the vanilla tweaks pack will get a chance to do what it needs to do, before this data pack changes it into a book.
06/11/2021 7:29 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Water_Lama avatar
everything works but when i use the thing my item doesnt have any color and i did all tjhje steps so im not sure how to actually give it color

also what is te exact version in 1.16 for it
06/11/2021 7:35 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Water_Lama avatar
nvm im stupid great datapack btw
04/18/2021 8:49 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Cyberdroid21 avatar
I can't use it on the book... I can copy it on clipboard but I can't paste it on the special book... hope you have solutions about the codes
04/18/2021 9:15 amhistory
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Stack
Bertiecrafter avatar
The paragraph sign (§) does not appear in the book, just copy "§" and continue typing a color code, e.g.:

<CTRL+V>cTHIS TEXT IS NOW RED(Where §c is the color code that causes red text).

It's also worth noting that you can't paste in the example from above, so if you would copy "§c" and then do:
It won't work.

(I'll update the description to be clearer)
04/18/2021 8:51 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Cyberdroid21 avatar
I'm going to give a diamond if you make something that can help it support 1.16.5
10/09/2020 3:21 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Tunaliar avatar
Hey i had the same problem but my pasted as invisible until i check it in an anvil and it showed but it colored with mc color number on it too why? also this § was invisible the whole time too but it doesn't really look like it paste at all in books but it does else where
10/09/2020 3:31 pm
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Stack
Bertiecrafter avatar
It's supposed to not show. You paste it, type in a letter or number that represents the color or style and then type. That means the double s + the first character after are always invisible.
08/22/2020 6:00 am
Level 3 : Apprentice Explorer
CalgamingsMC avatar
It works on 1.16.2 right? The [​copy style modification] button says: "you wont get feedback after clicking" and yeah It didn't copy the special character.
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