A library that adds the ability to use a MarkDown inspired markup to write Minecraft chat components!
It provides a custom mark up syntax which is loosely based on MarkDown that adds the ability to use the full power of component messages with the same simplicity as legacy formatting codes. (Which it can still support!) It also includes a way to directly replace placeholders in the messages, both string based and component based ones!
See this plugin for a simple implementation.
It can be used with both, BungeeCord's chat API used in Spigot, Paper and BungeeCord as well as kyori's universal adventure library (Natively used by Velocity).
MineDown is licensed under the MIT open source license:
Copyright (c) 2017 Max Lee (https://github.com/Phoenix616) Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.