Bö 1.0b3 is now available, with a proper Read Me and the ability to escape footnote calls so I could add examples to this entry.
Bö is a preprocessor for John Gruber’s Markdown, a text-to-HTML filter that translates an easy-to-read / easy-to-write structured text format into HTML.
Its primary (and currently only) purpose is to add smart footnote functionality to Markdown.
Movable Type (tested on 2.661 and 3.0.1D)
Markdown 1.0 or later
SmartyPants 1.5 or later (optional but strongly recommended.)
Bo.plin your Movable Type plugin directory (typically
Bö installs two new text formatting options, “Bö with Markdown” and “Bö with Markdown and SmartyPants”, the latter only if SmartyPants was installed.
Write your entries using Markdown markup, as you would do with the standard Markdown.
Footnotes are called from the text like this:
label may contain A-Z, a-z, _ and -.
The footnote bodies can be placed anywhere in the text. They will be automatically moved to the end and sorted in cite order.
[label]: text Second paragraph
To indicate that a footnote has several paragraphs, the text must be indented by one tab or four spaces. The footnote body will be processed by Markdown.
You can backslash escape the # to prevent Bö from processing the footnote call:
We don’t do bugs. No way, nada, never.
In the very unlikely case of Bö doing something you don’t want it to, contact us and if we like your tone, we may consider changing Bö’s behaviour.
Kidding, don’t hesitate to report bugs or send feature requests using the comment form on Bö’s latest release page.
1.0b3: Fri Aug 27, 2004
Enabled very basic escaping of # to allow unprocessed #[label]. Improved Read Me.
1.0b2: Thu Aug 26, 2004
First public release.
John Gruber for writing Markdown, Smarty Pants and Daring Fireball;
jr, for his invaluable opinion and the WordPress conversion
Timothy Appnel, for his patient answers on the Movable Type Developer Forum.
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