Simplistic Markup Language
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# MIKA # -- Block Header (used for main areas of text)
Mika is a general purpose markup language designed to be simplistic and
easy to read while being highly structured.
-> Basics of Mika:
Mika documents (.mika) start with a main header [# HEADER #], follwed by
Sub-headers [-> Arrow Lines]. The information nested under an Arrow Line
is the text/main body of our document. We're able to format it with
several `implicatives`. These include:
However, Mika has a few more features that this document will introduce.
! FEATURES ! -- Loud Header (used for emphasis)
Supported fiat currencies:
Percentages and changing values:
25% of 100 is 25
75.2% Increase [+] -- Green with syntax highlighting enabled
33.86% Decrease [-] -- Red with syntax highlighting enabled
Ordered and Unordered lists:
+ An additive list item
* A starred list item
1. A numeric list item
_Underlined_ -- Underlined text
_This text spans
multiple lines!_ -- Underlined text can span multiple lines
*Bold Text* -- Bolded text
`Italic Text` -- Italic text
[Block Text] -- Blocked/Separated text (similar to underlining)
blocks. Used for
formatted data;; -- Multi-line block (aka: a "Writer's block")
@ RULES AND BEST PRACTICES @ -- AT Header (can be used stylistically)
Generally, Mika doesn't impose anything in terms of *how* to edit.
However, there are a few best practices to follow/reference when
writing with Mika:
1. Headers must be completely capitalized and can be nested.
If a header is nested, it's best to swap out the header's type:
# FIRST HEADER # -- Top level
! SECOND HEADER ! -- First nesting
@ THIRD HEADER @ -- Second nesting
2. Arrow lines are a single tab-length ahead of main headers.
3. Arrow lines should generally end with a colon (:) unless it is
4. Writer's blocks can either be "Expaned" or "Compact":
This is the expanded form of a writer's block.
You would use this for a snippet of code, haiku, etc...
Notice the 4 space characters leading each line inside
this block. This is a stylistic choice to improve the
readability of content inside these blocks.
;;This is the compact form
of a Writer's block. Used when style isn't very important;;
If neither form fits, use a [Block] instead.
5. Each line should contain no more than 80 characters. This is one
of the only inforced rules in Mika.
! CLOSING !
In closing, Mika allows you to minimally format documents in ways that
already make sense. Underlines are underlines, blocks are blocks, etc.