Does / will MMC support Fountain?

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fred

19 May, 2016 12:41 AM

Hi.

I was recently working on an old laptop I was resurrecting for temporary use, and noticed in one of my markdown-savvy text editors when I started a new document it asked me if I wanted to create a markdown document or a fountain document.

At the time, not knowing what fountain was, I selected markdown and proceeded.

That laptop has since bit the dust, and I don't recall what the app was I was using. I've been using MultiMarkdown Composer because of its support for CriticMarkup (AWESOME!! THANKS!!) and thought that maybe it was the app that supported Fountain, but it appears not to be the case.

I was wondering if there are any plans to support fountain markup in addition to multimarkdown/markdown. Fountain in combination with CriticMarkup would be a deadly combination if it could be made to work...

If there are no current plans, I would like to submit a feature request to do so.

Thanks!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fletcher on 19 May, 2016 10:38 PM

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    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
    cross-compatible.

    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.

    Fletcher

  2. 2 Posted by fred on 24 May, 2016 09:02 PM

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    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...

    Thanks for getting back to me.

    Cheers!

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