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  • @sh_code said:

    (But I do really like the realtime preview. Except afaik, star text star should be bold, and underscore text underscore should be italics.)

    Noooo!

    • *text* should be bold
    • _text_ should be underlined!!!!!
    • /text/ should be italic

    Is there actually any markup language out there that gets this right?

    Back on topic: welcome!

    Edit: @presidentsdaughter said as much a few posts after where I was when I replied



  • @OffByOne said:

    Is there actually any markup language out there that gets this right?

    Creole comes close, though it doesn't have a standard underline, and it uses double characters instead of single.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @OffByOne said:

    Is there actually any markup language out there that gets this right?

    Confluence's variant does that. I hate it for other reasons though, especially their pseudo-WYSIWYG editor, which just loves to lose track of where styles start and end in strange ways…



  • @mihi said:

    sh_code:
    Except afaik, star text star should be bold, and underscore text underscore should be italics.

    spec.commonmark.org disagrees.

    except em and strong are semantic, as far as i know.



  • @dkf said:

    Confluence's variant does that. I hate it for other reasons though, especially their pseudo-WYSIWYG editor, which just loves to lose track of where styles start and end in strange ways…

    Does it also support[1] HTML, BBCode and MarkDown? If so, we should tell Jeff. I think Dicsourse would be a lot nicer if it supported another make-up[2] language in its editor.

    [1] for approximate values of "support", obviously
    [2] this came out when I tried to type markup. Leaving it, because it seems fitting


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @OffByOne said:

    Does it also support HTML, BBCode and MarkDown?

    I think we all know there's only one system that supports all that toxic hellstew mix of syntaxes natively…



  • @sh_code said:

    > > Except afaik, star text star should be bold, and underscore text underscore should be italics.

    spec.commonmark.org disagrees.

    except em and strong are semantic, as far as i know.

    except that the spec suggests to treat both star and underscore the same way, so regardless whether you think emphasize should be bold or italic, the spec disagrees.



  • @FrostCat said:

    I meant with Markdumb.

    Doesn't invalidate @chubertdev's voodoo that he do. 😄



  • @HardwareGeek said:

    InB4: Yes.

    Jerzy, is that you?

    EDIT: Explanation: that was the name of a good friend of mine in my college days who would routine answer an option question that had 2 mutually exclusive possible answers (at least) with "Yes."



  • @redwizard said:

    Jerzy, is that you?

    No.



  • That I do, so well?


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