GainText is about writing rich documents in an expressive and easy to learn language.
There are already several good markup languages which allow to write documents in a plain text form. Each of them has its benefits:
GainText tries to combine the benefits of these languages and to become the plain text source code for structured semantic documents. Easy markup ala Markdown is combined with a structured document object model ala HTML.
By combining existing web standards with a simple plain text markup syntax, GainText wants to be the perfect choice for technical papers and documentation.
Headline ======== Text with _embedded_ `markup`. * Layout in source is important - allows to write beautiful source documents - also readable by non-techies * TBD
Writing structured elements:
author: Martin Waitz city: Nuremberg country: Germany
Combination of structured and text information:
title: GainText example author: Martin Waitz abstract: This is a small example which shows some *GainText* features. Chapter 1 ========= Blah blah, see [figure:f1]. figure: #f1 image: fig1.png caption: A nice graphic explaining the text
Please be patient...
Currently I'm finishing the specification and am working on a first parser. The current work can be observed on GitHub.