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bug#2777: refill-mode: Does not understand bullets

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#2777: refill-mode: Does not understand bullets
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 16:44:18 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Kevin Rodgers <kevin.d.rodgers@gmail.com> writes:

> Jari Aalto wrote:
>> The refill-mode in its current implementation is only of limited use.
>> The problem is that it does:
>> - not
>> - understand
>> - bullets
>> Those above lines are smashed to a single paragraph after M-x
>> refill-mode is turned on and text is edited inside it.
> I think this may just be a matter of customizing paragraph-start.  This
> seems to work for me:
> (setq paragraph-start
>       (concat paragraph-start "\\|[-]"))
> Besides - (dash), other potential bullet characters are:
> • \u2022 (bullet)
> ‣ \u2023 (triangular bullet)
> * (asterisk)
> . (period)
> o (lowercase letter o)
> according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullet_(typography)

Yup.  It's up to the major mode to set up these things -- refill-mode by
itself can't do this.  So I'm closing this bug report.  If there are
major modes that don't do filling correctly, that should be reported as
separate bugs.

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