[tex-live] Recommendations for viewer_md

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 17:07:06 CET 2017

2017-02-16 16:23 GMT+01:00 Vít Novotný <witiko at gmail.com>:

> 2017-02-16 12:00 GMT+01:00 <tex-live-request at tug.org>:
>> one possibility for a general markdown convertor that could possibly
>> be included in texlive by default would be to use the markdown.lua
>> from
>> https://github.com/mpeterv/markdown
>> I haven't tested it much but it worked quite well on a couple of
>> README.md files that I tried
>> eg
>> texlua markdown.lua
>> /usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-dist/doc/latex/bxjalipsum/README.md
>> which made a reasonable README.html and avoids having to handle
>> Japanese characters in the terminal with less or more.
>> It's only 38K of lua in a single file so quite a lightweight addition.
> Hello David,
> I will just add that there already exist a couple of markdown converters
> in TeX Live; namely https://www.ctan.org/pkg/markdown and
> http://source.contextgarden.net/tex/context/modules/mkiv/m-markdown.lua
> from the m-markdown ConTeXt module. Either could be used to typeset
> the documentation, although conversion to HTML is probably preferable
> due to factors such as speed and font / input encoding / text language
> selection.
> Best Regards,
> Vít
Hi all,

there is even a firefox plugin which can just be installed and Markdown
files are viewable without any conversion. It's fast and simple (if you use

Zdeněk Wagner

> David
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