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Support Markdown syntax #1843
At the moment, when writing a very simple post (regular text content only) in Gutenberg, the user is required to use the mouse for things like inserting headings, links, formatting text in bold/italic etc. While Gutenberg is optimized for supporting creation of complex layouts, it should be as easy and streamlined as possible to write a basic post with text content. Only having to use the keyboard would make that much quicker.
If Gutenberg supported the Markdown specification, that would be possible. The current WordPress editor at least supports a subset of it, but I think Gutenberg should support much more of it. If users could simply write