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AsciiDoc

AsciiDoc

AsciiDoc is a lightweight markup language for writing notes, documentation, articles, books, ebooks, slideshows, web pages, man pages and blogs. It is a plain text human readable/writable document format.

It comes with a "converter program" that can convert AsciiDoc documents to XHTML, DocBook or HTML. DocBook in turn can be converted to other formats such as PDF, TeX, Unix manpages and many more using the tool A2X which comes with AsciiDoc. Most of the Git documentation is written in AsciiDoc.

AsciiDoc is highly configurable: both the AsciiDoc source file syntax and the backend output markups (which can be almost any type of SGML/XML markup) can be customized and extended by the user.

AsciiDoc was released in 2002. AsciiDoc is written in Python so you need a Python interpreter (version 2.4 or later).

 AsciiDoc 8.6.9

Price
Free to download

Size
0.8MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
Stuart Rackham

Website
www.methods.co.nz/asciidoc

Support Sites:
User Guide, FAQ, Cheatsheet, Forum, MPLW, AsciiDoc Writer's Guide, SourceForge Project Page

Selected Reviews:
Dan Allen

Features include:

  • Readable markup
  • 3 types of documents:
    • Article - used for short documents, articles and general documentation
    • Book - normally used to produce DocBook output
    • Manpages - generate roff format UNIX manual pages. AsciiDoc manpage documents observe special header title and section naming conventions
  • HTML export and import tools
  • Tables
  • Link titles
  • Class attribute
  • ID attribute
  • Export: XHTML, LaTeX, PDF, DocBook, OpenDocument, EPUB, Man page

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