[OS X TeX] A modest proposal

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Wed Nov 17 10:50:39 EST 2004

I had always wondered about what you call plain text markup. So, now I 
know how to do it as well as why I should have.
But, on this list, I will now stick to 100 % straight plain text with no 
markup whatsoever.
However, thanks very much.

Juergen Fenn wrote:

>Alain Schremmer <Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net> writes:
>>(2) I am composing my messages in absolutely plain text with the very
>>rare exception of italics. Not html, not mime, no nothing.
>If you want to have italics displayed in a message, you should mark up
>text like this: /italics/, i.e. the word to be displayed in italics
>should be included in forward slashes at the start and at the end.
>Mozilla and Gnus are able to display plain text markup like /italics/,
>_underline_, or *bold face*.
>However, Mozilla does not send any multipart messages if you switch to
>plain text only in the compose options. Your compose window will not
>show any formatting icons, then. So if you still can see buttons for
>"I", "B", and "U" in your compose window your settings are not
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