[Clients] Gemini and accessibility regarding preformatted code blocks

Sean Conner sean at conman.org
Fri Feb 26 09:44:27 GMT 2021


It was thus said that the Great Solene Rapenne once stated:
> 
> > On Thu, 2021-02-25 at 17:25 -0500, Sean Conner wrote:
> > > 
> > >   I might suggest something like:
> > > 
> > >         preformat = "```" [ [WSP] tag ] [ [WSP] alt-text] end-of-line
> > >         tag       = '@art' / '@code' / '@data' / '@poem'  
> 
> Asking people to write English words in their capsule is not
> nice.  I'm against the use of words like this to define a
> content, convention or not.
> 
> While this may sound ridiculous to people from the mailing list
> because we have to speak English here, that doesn't mean Gemini
> writers will understand English.  So far, gemtext only requires to
> use some symbols. There are enough English everywhere, no need to
> add some into gemtext.

  Fair point.  How about:

	@sitelen
	@ilo
	@nanpa
	@lipu

  It's from a constructed language so there are (at least for now) no native
speakers of this language (hint:  it's not Esperanto, nor Klingon).

  -spc



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