Re: Human-readable text export filter

Subject: Re: Human-readable text export filter
From: Dom Lachowicz (
Date: Mon Apr 23 2001 - 13:25:32 CDT

Hi David,

I volunteer to look at this and modify it to make it better tonight. It'll
probably get committed after I clean it up.

Thanks a lot,

>From: David Given <>
>Subject: Human-readable text export filter
>Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 19:05:56 +0100
>Enclosed is a patch that adds a new export filter to AbiWord 0.7.13. This
>produces what I call Human Readable Text. This involves adding simple
>markup for
>things like #bold#, *italics* and _underlined_ text among others, along
>some strategically placed newlines for general readability. I need this in
>to turn some of my documents into plain text suitable for posting to a crit
>group. The standard plain text filter doesn't produce files very
>comfortable for
>human consumption.
>The code is based extremely heavily on the HTML export filter and is almost
>certainly very bad (I've never even looked at the Abiword source before
>about an
>hour ago). Do with it what you will.
>+- David Given --------McQ-+ "There is no expedient to which a man will not
>| Work: | resort to avoid the real labour of thinking."
>| Play: | Thomas Edison
>+- -+
><< hrtext-patch.gz >>

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