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Merged requested to merge (removed):markdown-parsing into master
Fixes #1478 (closed)
This MR replaces the old gs_markdown parser/converter with a new markdown converter based on cmark, which converts the markdown to pango markup as well as possible.
- Images: not displayed
- Thematic break (aka horizontal rule): displayed as empty line
- Quotes, html: displayed as normal text
- Code blocks: no syntax highlighting
IMO, this is already a good start despite the limitations.
I could use help with a few details, so this is still WIP.
I'm also wondering if converting to a full gtk widget tree wouldn't be a better approach, which would let us e.g. display images, thematic breaks, or let us use a sourceview widget or similar to get syntax highlighting for code blocks, but I'm not sure if there aren't any problems with that.