Fletcher on 19 May, 2016 10:38 PM
MultiMarkdown Composer, as the name suggests, is for MMD. Fountain is
an entirely different language -- it would require entirely different
parsing and smart editing support.
I'm intrigued by Fountain (I actually wrote a simply markup ->
screenplay format tool about 15 years ago that was very similar to what
the Fountain folks ended up doing later).
I've had a couple of requests for Fountain support, but I'm not sure
there's enough interest to justify the work. If I did anything,
however, it would be a separate app as most of the parts would not be
That said, I imagine it would end up behaving just like you would expect
a Fountain editor made by me to work.
Feel free to stir up interest among any other screenwriters you know.
Maybe I could get talked into it one day.
Understandable. The raison d-être, as they say, is baked right into the name.
I hope your Fountain curiosity continues to be tickled, as I'm sure a Fountain app written by you would be every bit as slick and professional as MMC.
In particular, I am surprised that none of the existing editors that support Fountain also support CriticMarkup. Really surprised, as scripts undergo endless revisions. Should you decide to dip your toes into those waters, I hope you would bake that in from the very start.
I'll see if I can raise any interest elsewhere, but organizing writers is even worse than herding cats. I'm surprised the WGA even exists...