Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: On Hold
As a resident in Second Life I would like the ability to make words in chat or IM bold, italic, and so-on.
Fairly straightforward in theory, a little tricky in practise. But the basic idea is that common signifiers for bold, italic etc. would be used to correctly highlight chats and IMs displayed in the viewer, so users can actually have their text appear as bold and so-on.
Here's some examples to start with:
|Text entered||Text display|
|_italic_ or /italic/||italic|
|+underlined+ or __underlined__|
Essentially mimicking some of the standard text formatting as used in areas such as this very JIRA. The beauty of this is that text can use these kinds of notations to give the emphasis in leu of true formatting already, but once the viewer can process them it'd simply start working, while on older viewers without the feature the text would simply appear with the false emphasis.
This would be especially useful for scripted objects as it would provide the ability for them to give richer textual descriptions with appropriate emphasis on particular words or phrases. For example, an object could have the following code:
To produce the following text:
"Hi there Haravikk!"
The markup that this JIRA, at least partially, implements is known as Textile, a full definition for which, along with links to implementations in various languages, can be found in the Textile Wikipedia article. This should make a good starting point!
Ideally italics would at the very least be extended as above, as the slash-italic is a fairly common notation to signify emphasis as well.