line breaks vs paragraph breaks in html preview
in ulysses, the md editor allows you to enter line breaks (which get converted to </br> tags in html output) and paragraph breaks (newlines??? which are converted to <p> tags in html output).
if i take the md text i create in ulysses and import it into editorial via dropbox, the editorial editor recognizes both line and new lines correctly as in ulsysses. BUT if i try to html preview it in editorial, the line breaks are not recognized as </br> tags in the html output and the text wraps where i don't want it to.
is there any way i can change this behavior?
also is there a way to display the line break / return characters in the editorial editor?
the ability to have the linebreaks automatically recognized as br tags in html is very important to me. my use case is i often take one line or sentence in a foreign language (set in bold) and then have the translated version right beneath it (set in normal text). ie. the two lines stay together as a unit. this makes it easy to both type up and read in the editor itself (vs entering pre / code or spans etc which slow down the process and clutter the pure text in the edtior) and also a joy to read the same way if exported to html.
as it is right now, the html output in editorial wraps which just makes it all look a jumbled mess without perhaps having to edit the md text as html instead of pure md
PS: i'm not sure if i'm using the terms for linebreak and newline correctly above but i think it's clear what i mean.
I don't have Ulysses, so I can't test there. But the regular Markdown syntax for paragraph and line breaks works for me in Editorial.
For a paragraph break (i. e. a new
<p>...</p>in HTML), you need at least two newlines (at least one blank line in between paragraphs). For a line break without starting a new paragraph (i. e. a
<br/>in HTML), you need to type at least two spaces and then a single line break. If you don't add the two spaces before the line break, it is ignored and replaced with a space.
Also, the HTML preview automatically wraps most text so it fits on the screen without horizontal scrolling. That isn't specific to Editorial though - HTML text soft wraps by default unless you disable it using CSS.