AsciiDoc Alternatives

    AsciiDoc is described as 'text document format for writing notes, documentation, articles, books, ebooks, slideshows, web pages, man pages and blogs. AsciiDoc files can be translated to many formats including HTML, PDF, EPUB, man page' and is an app in the News & Books category. There are seven alternatives to AsciiDoc for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Markdown, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AsciiDoc are Asciidoctor (Free, Open Source), txt2tags (Free, Open Source), Docutils (Free, Open Source) and Text::Amuse (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 7, 2021

    1. Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

      Discontinued

      Last update was in Dec 2004. The original app is no longer developed but the Markdown language continues in use and support through many other projects.

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    2. Asciidoctor is a fast text processor and publishing toolchain for converting AsciiDoc content to HTML5, DocBook 5 (or 4.5) and other formats. Asciidoctor is written in Ruby, packaged as a RubyGem and published to RubyGems.org.


    3. It reads a text file with minimal markup such as **bold** and //italic// and converts it to the following formats (among others): - HTML - XHTML - SGML - LaTeX - Spip - Man page - Wikipedia / MediaWiki
    4. Docutils is an open-source text processing system for processing plaintext documentation into useful formats, such as HTML, LaTeX, man-pages, open-document or XML. It includes reStructuredText, the easy to read, easy to use, what-you-see-is-what-you-get plaintext markup language.
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    5. Markup language for AMuseWiki.
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    6. A minimal markdown editor in the eOS design.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Introduction This is a library package that includes the PHP Markdown parser and its sibling PHP Markdown Extra with additional features. Originally it was a port to PHP of the Markdown tool written by John Gruber.
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