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03 May 2003 21:21:42 +0000
Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2
Lute Kamstra <address@hidden> writes:
> James D <address@hidden> writes:
> > Lute Kamstra wrote:
> >> James D <address@hidden> writes:
> >>> I often see people posting to newsgroups messages that include some
> >>> bold, underlined or italic characters in the body of their text(?)
> >>> messages. I use emacs as my external editor in kmail. How could I do
> >>> the same?
> >> Try surrounding words with * characters to get *bold*, _ to get
> >> _underlined_ and / to get /italic/ text.
> >> Lute.
> > Fine, this works for Knode but that does /not/ work for kmail which is the
> > mail client I use. Does this work only for newsreaders? Do you know of any
> > easy-to-use mail client which supports these nice features? Thanks again.
> > James D
> You asked how you could write the bold, underlined and italic text in
> Emacs. The writing part can, of course, be done by any editor.
> Displaying words marked as such must be supported by the mail or news
> reader. I was under the impression that most did support this system,
> but I don't know that many mail/news readers. I use Gnus, which is a
> combined mail and news reader written in Emacs Lisp. It gives me one
> reason less to leave Emacs. Gnus supports this underlining and such.
> It's also quite easy to use. Once you have set it up right, that is.
> (spook) => "counter terrorism Compsec Armani"
> (insert-file-contents "~/.signature") => (error "`~/.signature' too rude")
Surrounding words with * is new to me, it sounds useful. I personally
mark the words and then use MM--gg bb for bold, M-g i for
italics, _M_-_g _u for underlined.