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How to redirect synonym pages to preferred term in Drupal?

Following up on my earlier comment: I've added a number of popular synonyms for the most used taxonomy terms on 43 Folders. For example "OS X" and "Leopard" are synonyms for my preferred "Mac OS X" term.

Is there a Drupal module or the like that can redirect taxonomy pages for synonyms to the page of the preferred term? E.G., I'd love for visits to "/topics/os-x" to do a 301 redirect to the preferred "/topics/mac-os-x" page.

My thinking is that if a contributor enters "OS X" as a term for a new node, it would still show up by "Posted In:" as "OS X" — but clicking the term's link would take the visitor to the "/topics/mac-os-x" page. Seems like this gives contributors the ability (within reason) to tag things with what makes sense to them, but it lets me (the site owner) retain a certain amount of control over the vocabulary that minimizes sprawl and ensures visitors can find what they want without leakage or unnecessary hunting.

{mostly x-posted from a Drupal.org post in hopes of tapping the Drupalicious 43f hive mind}

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Merlin Mann is an independent writer, speaker, and broadcaster. He’s best known for being the guy who created the website you’re reading right now. He lives in San Francisco, does lots of public speaking, and helps make cool things like You Look Nice Today, Back to Work, and Kung Fu Grippe. Also? He’s writing this book, he lives with this face, he suffers from this hair, he answers these questions, and he’s had this life. So far.

Merlin’s favorite thing he’s written in the past few years is an essay entitled, “Cranking.”




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