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Formatting the plain text to improve display/legibility #527

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dapgo opened this Issue Jun 21, 2018 · 1 comment

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dapgo commented Jun 21, 2018

First of all, I think that the current plain text is the best for notes, so no solutions based html, xml or whatever tag to specify format.
In fact, at the moment a hashtag is formatted as underscore when displayed and it helps.

In the same way for 'long' notes it is useful to identify/highlight parts of the text
-elements of a list, here I use symbol "-" (i think it doesn't require a custom display)
-a section/subsection", here I use several symbols "*" , "%" or "=" in before of the section name and it helps me to identify where to read quickly

These subsections/chapters containing certain symbol pattern can be displayed in a bigger size or in bold, if previously an option to enable format on displaying (so it wouldn't apply to those who prefer displaying as a faster no-formatted plain text)

Update:
"Markdown" plain text formatting style, can accomplish the previous needs, it is standard and used by github
"Wiki markup/Wikitext/wikicode", basic syntax would do the task, it used by wikipedia and other wikis

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dapgo Jul 11, 2018

Researching a bit about "standards" in use

github wiki

**bold**
*italic*
# This is like an <h1> tag
## This is like an <h2> tag
###### This is like an <h6> tag
* bullet list L1
    * bullet list L2
   

wiki markup

'''bold'''
''italic''
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
* bullet list L1
** bullet list L2

Notes for firefox

# This is like an <h1> tag
## This is like an <h2> tag
### This is like an <h3> tag
**bold** or __bold__
*italics* or _italics_
- bullet list L1
* bullet list L1
1. Numbered list
2. Numbered list
1) Numbered list
2) Numbered list
Code: `textcode`

dapgo commented Jul 11, 2018

Researching a bit about "standards" in use

github wiki

**bold**
*italic*
# This is like an <h1> tag
## This is like an <h2> tag
###### This is like an <h6> tag
* bullet list L1
    * bullet list L2
   

wiki markup

'''bold'''
''italic''
== Level 2 ==
=== Level 3 ===
==== Level 4 ====
* bullet list L1
** bullet list L2

Notes for firefox

# This is like an <h1> tag
## This is like an <h2> tag
### This is like an <h3> tag
**bold** or __bold__
*italics* or _italics_
- bullet list L1
* bullet list L1
1. Numbered list
2. Numbered list
1) Numbered list
2) Numbered list
Code: `textcode`
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