Hey GNOME/GTK/Vala peeps: is there an easy way to detect arbitrary links in text in order to hyperlink them? I have seen app developers doing this pretty manually in a few places and never know if I should recommend an easier way.

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@cassidyjames Not really what you're looking for, but for I made a thingamajig that translates markdown into Pango markup. It should detect random links as well as far as I remember. It could be a good idea to have a proper GNOME/Gtk/Pango library to do this translation, given how ubiquitous markdown is.

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@gabmus @cassidyjames pretty mclasen wants to support Markdown natively in Pango if someone is willing to put in the initial work.

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