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Boris Le Ninivin boris.leninivin at
Fri Aug 17 23:13:56 EDT 2012

Well, I'm not saying you shouldn't want this or anything, but...

To me, this is not a question related to markdown, but to css instead
(letter-spacing property).

All you would have to do is to add :

em {
letter-spacing : 1ex;

in your css code.

And it would solve ALL the cons you've listed. ;)

Hope it will fit your needs.

On 08/17/2012 11:11 PM, Jakob wrote:

> Hi eveybody!


> I've got a suggestion to think about. Although i think that the drawbacks are bigher than the advantages im goong to tell you abou my idea:


> My idea is another syntax for e m p h a s i z e d words. It uses two spaces before and after the emphasized part and alternating space and letter in between, just like in the sentence before.


> Pros:

> • no symbol needed

> • granny compatible ;) similar look as on old typwritten texts

> • emphasis visible in raw text

> • extensible with * or _ for * s t r o n g * emphasis


> Cons:

> • cant be searched for easily

> • cant be easily converted

> • only accepts blanks as starting and endpoint (e.g. You could write " b l a h , " instead of " *blah,* " but i see no way to write " *blah*, " in spaced text.


> Maybe someone has ideas on how to avoid the drawbacks or oher possible uses.


> Amike,

> Jakov

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