# Radeox - Wiki Formatting Render Engine in Java

I've been poking around for a decent way to implement text formatting without requiring folks to know HTML. This is for use in our Workshops management app, as well as the Discussion/Review component of CAREO (and coming soon for APOLLO).

At the bare minimum, I'd like to at least translate linefeeds into br and p tags, but ideally I want to support Textile and/or Wiki formatting.

Looks like it supports Textile and Wiki formatting out of the box. Cool. Claims to be embeddable pretty easily, so I'm working up a simple WebObjects app to try it out.

UPDATE: woah. That was fast. And simple. Had it running in under 5 minutes (would have had this posted back then, but I forgot to click "Post", and Kung Log's been sitting patiently under a ton and a half of open windows...)
All I did was import the radeox.jar, and add one method to my component:

private String renderTextWithRadeox( String text ) {
RenderContext context = new BaseRenderContext();
RenderEngine engine = new BaseRenderEngine();
return engine.render(text, context);
}

Also, looks like it supports only a subset of the full Wiki syntax, but way more than enough for what I need...