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Automated HTML with Textile

The tool I showed you tonight is called Textile. The idea is that it will take plain text and turn it into valid HTML, wrapping paragraphs with <p> tags and converting common ASCII characters (apostrophes, quotation marks, dashes, etc.) into their proper typographic HTML entities. You can also output certain HTML tags through special syntax. (*Some text* will output <strong>some text</strong>, for example. The best way to understand it is to try running different kinds of text through it and reading the “Phrase Modifiers” on the page.