How different is JIRA markup from Textile?

Need to convert the JIRA issue descriptions to Markdown and am wondering what the quickest way would be. At first sight, it seems that JIRA markup is quite similar to Textile markup (maybe it was based on it, originally) and there are convertors between Textile and Markdown. Would it be good enough? (I don't need the translation to be perfect, say 80-90% accuracy would be enough; we also only use quite the basic formatting options like bold, italics, some lists etc.)

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Hello Borek,

They are the same for the most used markups like:
Bullets, enumerable lists, headers, italic, bold, tables, html, quote ...

And different for other functions like:
Preformated text, links, identation, code block ...

You will need to check the differences by your own to create a conversion script. The following links may help you:
JIRA -> https://jira.atlassian.com/secure/WikiRendererHelpAction.jspa?section=all
Textile-> http://txstyle.org/

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