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R (Chandra) Chandrasekhar
chyavana at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 13:56:58 EST 2012
On Saturday 14 January 2012 12:06 AM, Waylan Limberg wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 1:15 PM, R (Chandra) Chandrasekhar
> <chyavana at gmail.com> wrote:
>> May I ask a supplementary question please: How are em-dashes and en-dashes
>> handled in Markdown?
> They aren't. You may want to check out
> [smartypants](http://daringfireball.net/projects/smartypants/) for
> that which was written by the same author.
> In fact, smartypants is a "filter" available on the Markdown Dingus
> (select "markdown", "smartypants" or "both").
I have just discovered, thanks to the wonder of Unix pipes, that this works:
markdown filename.md | ./SmartyPants.pl - > filename.html
where SmartyPants.pl resides in the current working directory or in an
The only problem as I see it is that three dashes produce a long dash
and a hyphen rather than an em-dash, although two dashes seem to work
well. But investigating that will have to wait for the morrow!
This is a very generous mailing list and my thanks to all who answered
so helpfully and promptly :-)
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