Is there a mobile-first markup language?

In my Android phone, typing

.h2 hydrogen peroxide
H2O2 or hydrogen peroxide is

is easier than

## hydrogen peroxide
H2O2 or hydrogen peroxide is

In the first case, periods and letters (.h2 or .hh) are easier to access while hash needs two keystrokes per character. Is there such a mobile-first markup language at present?

  • Why don't you change the keyboard layout to include #?
    – CL.
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 8:34
  • iPhone 5 iOS 7 does not include the '.' (period) character on the main keyboard. Nevertheless, I have never heard of mobile friendly markup. There certainly is a place for it (otherwise, we would not be using l33t speak).
    – MXMLLN
    Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 11:58
  • Certainly not MediaWiki code ! Commented Jan 29, 2014 at 16:12
  • Just to clarify, you're specifically asking about text input formatting markup, correct? (Vs. HTML or the like)
    – DA01
    Commented Jan 29, 2014 at 16:56
  • @DA01 yes. Like Markdown, it must map to HTML Commented Jan 29, 2014 at 17:40

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Touchqode have released an app in Goolge Play and are planning for a release in App Store. The app makes it easier to do real editing in real languages with the following features:

  • syntax highlighting
  • code suggestions
  • incremental search

... to mention a few things.

It's the opposite direction of what you're suggesting. But I think it's better to use excisting programming/markup languages, instead of inventing new ones.

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