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Michel Fortin michel.fortin at
Sat Aug 18 09:21:23 EDT 2012

Le 2012-08-18 à 8:36, Jason Davies <j.p.davies at> a écrit :

> On the suggestion for double-spaces, I share the general 'oh no'. I see an explosion of people with iPads etc trying out Markdown in education because formatting sucks on iPads. They struggle with needing new lines (see recent post for an example). In short, they struggle with white-space (invisible) mark-up.


> Added to that, frequently cut and paste leaves double spaces (eg in BBEdit which abandoned smart copy paste on this years ago in despair). Then perhaps most crucially, what about trying to type a double-space on an iPad? You will get a full-stop...!

I haven't used Markdown much on an iPad. But you're right, looks like a problem. I'm unsure what could be done about it though.

Michel Fortin
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