[Gajim-devel] Message Styling

Dedeco Balaco dedeco.balaco at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 29 18:11:42 CET 2017

Em 29-11-2017 12:57, Sam Whited escreveu:
> On Wed, Nov 29, 2017, at 07:25, Yann Leboulanger wrote:
>> But it's not clear how thing should be rendered. For example in Gajim we
>> have an option to keep the styling characters (*, _, /) or not when
>> rendering the text. Particulary for the Quotation part, we have to
>> replace the > by whitespaces?
> Right now in the implementation notes it says:
>> It is RECOMMENDED that formatting characters be displayed and formatted in the same manner as the text they apply to. For example, the string "*emphasis*" would be rendered as "<strong>*emphasis*</strong>".
> Personally I feel that this should be the choice of the service or
> imlementation, but in the discussion so far most people seem to think
> you should keep the formatting characters. I'll try to make this more
> obvious.

I am not directly involved with the development of any big open source 
project, but I think that Gajim (at least) should always keep the 
formatting characters. Sometimes we must access things using limited 
services, and the formatting chars will guarantee that we understand 
some details, even where any and all formating is not possible.

And it is also a way to teach people, indirectly, to make formatting 
without needing to click things or using classic keyboard shortcuts 
(like ctrl+b for bold, ctrl+i ..., ...).

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