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20 projects | dev.to | 29 Jan 2023
Pure Java Typesetting System
5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 23 Jan 2023
> like font face, font size, horizontal and vertical element positioning and line spacing, etc.
May I recommend ConTeXt?
For my purposes, KeenType was only meant to provide a real-time "rough draft" of equations rendered inside of KeenWrite, my FOSS Markdown editor. That is, I edit in Markdown, then KeenWrite converts the inline TeX-based equations for previewing. When I'm ready to create a "finished" product, KeenWrite exports the Markdown to XHTML then feeds the XHTML, along with a theme, to ConTeXt. The various themes are where font faces sizes, alignment, kerning, etc. are tweaked. In this way content remains completely separated from presentation.
Architecture diagrams should be code
16 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 11 Jan 2023
KeenWrite, the FOSS Markdown text editor I’ve been working on, includes the ability to render plain text diagrams via Kroki†. See the screenshots for examples. Here’s a sample Markdown document that was typeset using ConTeXt (and an early version of the Solare theme).
One reason I developed KeenWrite was to use variables inside of plain text diagrams. In the genealogy diagram, when any character name (that’s within the diagram) is updated, the diagram regenerates automatically. (The variables are defined in an external YAML file, allowing for integration with build pipelines.)
Version 3.x containerizes the typesetting system, which greatly simplifies the installation instructions that allow typesetting Markdown into PDF files. It also opens the door to moving Kroki into the container so that diagram descriptions aren’t pushed over the Internet to be rendered.
†Kroki, ergo KeenWrite, supports BlockDiag (BlockDiag, SeqDiag, ActDiag, NwDiag, PacketDiag, RackDiag), BPMN, Bytefield, C4 (with PlantUML), Ditaa, Erd, Excalidraw, GraphViz, Nomnoml, Pikchr, PlantUML, Structurizr, SvgBob, UMLet, Vega, Vega-Lite, and WaveDrom.
Note that Mermaid diagrams generate non-conforming SVG, so they don’t render outside of web browsers. There is work being done to address this problem.
Is it possible to add LaTeX commands to a markdown file?
5 projects | reddit.com/r/Markdown | 6 Jan 2023
KeenWrite leverages KeenWrite Themes to change how documents are presented. The Tarmes theme is an example of a very basic theme, meant to act as a base for making new themes. Take a look at Tarmes, which is probably the closest answer to your question. Feel free to add issues against the issue tracker or add questions to the discussion area.5 projects | reddit.com/r/Markdown | 6 Jan 2023
My editor, KeenWrite allows typesetting of TeX, as shown in its screenshots. The reason I developed the editor to be TeX-based is because there are other TeX implementations besides LaTeX. One of them is ConTeXt.
is it possible to use markdown instead of html for a website
2 projects | reddit.com/r/Markdown | 5 Jan 2023
OpenJDK Proposes Project Galahad to Merge GraalVM Native Compilation
6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 21 Dec 2022
It'll help build cross-platform desktop applications. In theory, it'll mean hooking the build process up to a GitHub action to build platform-specific binaries, such as my FOSS KeenWrite Markdown editor, without having to have a copy of every operating system.
To my knowledge, cross-compiling "native" Linux and Windows binaries using Java requires duct tape, chewing gum, and warp-packer.
GraalVM isn't a panacea, though. For example, GraalVM cannot compile Renjin, a pure Java R interpreter, so you have to switch from Renjin to FastR. Switching isn't trivial.
Converting my PhD thesis into HTML
8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Dec 2022
> Nevertheless, I would prefer a Markdown-based system
My free, cross-platform desktop Markdown editor, KeenWrite, integrates with the ConTeXt typesetting software. I'm working on a branch to make integration containerized because its installation is painful. KeenWrite limits math to plain TeX so that the output can be rendered using any TeX-based typesetter (ConTeXt, LaTeX, MathJax, εχTEX, etc.).
Here's a sample document typeset using ConTeXt (skip to page 40 for the math):
That document theme is called Solare.
> that can use CSS and MathML
Adding CSS mixes presentation logic with content, which is something KeenWrite strives to avoid. Instead, KeenWrite implements Pandoc's annotation syntax to keep presentation logic out of the content. I've written about this extensively in my Typesetting Markdown series.
You can produce some pretty amazing documents just with annotations, such as the following that I wrote in Markdown and typeset using ConTeXt:
> has a 100% bibtex clone for references.
Markdown fails at references. At some point, I'd like to implement cross-references in KeenWrite. Except there's at least six competing standards for the syntax, which I've also remarked upon, making the choice of syntax difficult.
Consider Using CSV
7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 10 Dec 2022
Inkscape 1.2.2 Released
6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Dec 2022
Configuring pen buttons and cursor in Excalidraw
2 projects | reddit.com/r/ObsidianMD | 7 Dec 2022
I normally take Markdown notes with quick sketches from time to time with a Wacom tablet. I've used Xournal++ and Marktext to do all this, exporting my sketches into image files and inserting them into Marktext. However, I am starting to feel fatigued with this workflow and I discovered that Obsidian and the Excalidraw plugin could be an all-in-one solution for what I do, instead of having to work between two apps and exporting my sketches manually.
Writing down what I do – in Obsidian
18 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 Nov 2022
I have used syncthing + marktext and or ghostwriter depending on the content of my notes. For a daily journal I like to use ghostwriter as it has almost no distraction and it forces me to focus. It just got shifted over to being maintained by the KDE team and I really enjoy it.
I liked marktext over joplin for similar reasons. But I am probably a little overzealous in my search for distraction free note taking. I assume joplin provides more feature sets, I just happened to want less features for what I do on a day to day.
A bit weird, but is there word-processing software (like MS Word) that uses markdown (or similar) ?
3 projects | reddit.com/r/software | 3 Nov 2022
I know I am a little late, but I have had great experience with MarkText (FOSS, a bit buggy, but the best at what it does by far), Ghostwriter (FOSS, a good editor, recently absorbed by KDE), Visual Studio Code/VSCodium with [Markdown Editor](andhttps://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=zaaack.markdown-editor) (a WYSISWG markdown editing extention) and Obsidian (which I think you already have heard of).
Ask HN: Is there any beautiful Markdown editor?
FYI that page still links to https://marktext.app/ on the right under About.
There’s Marktext  that has a pleasant, feature rich and has a minimalist UI.
Do you know any of Marktext app fork developing any note-taking app?
2 projects | reddit.com/r/opensource | 29 Jul 2022
Good Text Editor with an Auto-save Feature
3 projects | reddit.com/r/freesoftware | 2 Jul 2022
Mark Text: https://github.com/marktext/marktext
Any good Markdown editors to recommend?
2 projects | reddit.com/r/linuxquestions | 17 Jun 2022
Ghostwriter and Marktext are good options.
Limitations in using Obsidian/markdown for academic writing
4 projects | reddit.com/r/ObsidianMD | 14 Jun 2022
I used Typora for months and now switched to its free, open sources lookalike, MarkText. I don't see how a markdown editor (without plugins) would be better than Obsidian, or Word? You would still need Pandoc. If I am not mistaken, Zettlr doesn't do live rendering.
What are some alternatives?
Zettlr - A Markdown Editor for the 21st century.
ghostwriter - Text editor for Markdown
markdown-preview.nvim - markdown preview plugin for (neo)vim
Trilium Notes - Build your personal knowledge base with Trilium Notes
Visual Studio Code - Visual Studio Code
Apostrophe - Mirror of
udemy-downloader-gui - A desktop application for downloading Udemy Courses
stackedit - In-browser Markdown editor
notekit - A GTK3 hierarchical markdown notetaking application with tablet support.
QOwnNotes - QOwnNotes is a plain-text file notepad and todo-list manager with markdown support and Nextcloud / ownCloud integration.
github-orgmode-tests - This is a test project where you can explore how github interprets Org-mode files