March 1, 2024

Pandoc is a Swiss army knife for text, a document converter with a dizzying set of formats from the elegant and utilitarian Markdown to the enervating and universal Microsoft Word Doc. Roff, LaTex, even PDF, it’s mostly in there! (via Hacker News)

Pandoc understands a number of useful markdown syntax extensions, including document metadata (title, author, date); footnotes; tables; definition lists; superscript and subscript; strikeout; enhanced ordered lists (start number and numbering style are significant); running example lists; delimited code blocks with syntax highlighting; smart quotes, dashes, and ellipses; markdown inside HTML blocks; and inline LaTeX.

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