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New project: The "English" editor for GitHub #48

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scripting opened this Issue Dec 5, 2017 · 6 comments

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scripting commented Dec 5, 2017

From today's Scripting News:

Speaking of convolution. I'm trying out the idea of a wizzy editor for GitHub readmes. You get a simple editor, based on Medium-Editor, so you get simple styling, lists, heads. And I found a plug-in that generates Markdown code. So what I push up to GitHub is Markdown, which is the only style that GH renders as HTML as far as I know. It works. Now the question is how to save the text locally between edits. Ideally it would be in Markdown, but the plug-in can't turn Markdown into HTML to initialize the editor. There was a thread on the repo for the project where people asked for this but it appears not to have happened. I tried the hack. Use another MD processor to do the initial conversion, and go from there. Hey Markdown is enough of a standard that it works. What a hack. I love it. PS: I started a thread on my repo for this project if you have questions or opinions.

This is the thread. Ask or suggest away. ;-)

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I'm using the editor to work on a new Readme for this repo.

https://github.com/scripting/Scripting-News/blob/master/READMEx.md

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scripting commented Dec 5, 2017

I'm using the editor to work on a new Readme for this repo.

https://github.com/scripting/Scripting-News/blob/master/READMEx.md

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Here's a screen shot of the editor as it exists today.

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scripting commented Dec 5, 2017

Here's a screen shot of the editor as it exists today.

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I'm very interested in this. So is the editor running on the Scripting News website? Then when saving it pushes the changes back to your GitHub repo?

tedbergeron commented Dec 5, 2017

I'm very interested in this. So is the editor running on the Scripting News website? Then when saving it pushes the changes back to your GitHub repo?

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Not exactly. In the Settings dialog you can change the repo and path of the file you want to save to. So I could have written a readme for any repo I have editing access to.

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scripting commented Dec 5, 2017

Not exactly. In the Settings dialog you can change the repo and path of the file you want to save to. So I could have written a readme for any repo I have editing access to.

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Here's the howto --

http://this.how/english/

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scripting commented Dec 6, 2017

Here's the howto --

http://this.how/english/

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I love it. I just tested it on my repo and it worked: https://github.com/tedbergeron/EnglishEditor/blob/master/message.md

It also worked to change the extention to .adoc and renders well
https://github.com/tedbergeron/EnglishEditor/blob/master/testAsciiDoc.adoc

This is great. Thank you Dave.

tedbergeron commented Dec 6, 2017

I love it. I just tested it on my repo and it worked: https://github.com/tedbergeron/EnglishEditor/blob/master/message.md

It also worked to change the extention to .adoc and renders well
https://github.com/tedbergeron/EnglishEditor/blob/master/testAsciiDoc.adoc

This is great. Thank you Dave.

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