# Fountain line break problem

#### Gustaf Ekeberg

02 Jan, 2014 11:37 PM

Hi, there's a problem with line breaks in a dialogue in fountain-files. If I force line breaks or try to input a blank line (with two spaces) in a dialogue the output in Marked will be on only one line. /Gustaf

1. Support Staff Posted by Brett on 03 Jan, 2014 12:20 AM

I don't know when line breaks were added to the spec, but the original Obj-C source for the Fountain compiler doesn't render them. I'll have to see if they've updated it.

2. Posted by Gustaf Ekeberg on 03 Jan, 2014 08:33 AM

I don't know much about the fountain syntax, it's the first time I try to use it, but there is a section about line breaks at http://fountain.io/syntax.

3. Posted by Ken on 26 Jan, 2020 03:42 PM

Using 2.5.35 (978) and this issue is till there - Is there any intention to fix it?

As documented on the official Fountain site at https://fountain.io/syntax#section-br, there should be a way to insert a line break but neither of options described work. Thx.

4. Support Staff Posted by Brett on 27 Jan, 2020 03:37 PM

Marked makes use of the libraries provided by the fountain maintainers, which don't appear to have been updated with this portion of the syntax. It's possible I'll find time to write a handler for it myself, but it's not my top priority as I don't believe there are very many people actually using Marked as a Fountain preview.

So yes, I'd like it to be fixed, but it's not a top priority.

5. Posted by Ken Dow on 27 Jan, 2020 04:13 PM

Hi Brett,

Thanks for the quick response, makes sense, and I get the need for priorities. Assuming you mean https://github.com/nyousefi/Fountain as linked from https://fountain.io/developers, looks like it hasn't been updated in quite a while.

I would've thought https://quoteunquoteapps.com/highland-2 would make use of this library, but obviously not because it renders the line breaks as per the spec. I might reach out to them and see what's up.

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6. Support Staff Posted by Brett on 27 Jan, 2020 05:36 PM

The Fountain library is updated separately and as far as I know hasn't
been touched for years now.

-Brett

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