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oleksiyoleksiy 

Display Field Description in visualforce page

Is this possible? Similar to 
{!$ObjectType.Object__c.fields.Field__c.Label}

but to get a description for the field. I checked documentation (http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/pages/Content/pages_variables_global_objecttype_schema_fields_reference.htm" target="_blank) and it looks like it's not accessible...
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bob_buzzardbob_buzzard
Unfortunately you can't get at this information - its not available through the apex descibe calls either.  You may be able to get to it via the metadata API, but that isn't available in Apex/Visualforce in a supported fashion.

Financial Force have produced an Apex wrapper around the metadata API, but as it isn't an official Salesforce product it won't be supported so any issues you find you'll need to fix yourself:

https://github.com/financialforcedev/apex-mdapi