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Math on GitHub: Following Up
7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Jun 2022
Github's implementation is really lazy. There are many much better approaches to precisely this problem. E.g., Jupyter notebooks implement one that has matured in the wild over a decade. There's this very flexible markdown-it plugin that implements anther https://github.com/goessner/markdown-it-texmath, and my version of it here https://github.com/sagemathinc/cocalc/blob/master/src/packag... which I rewrote in typescript with a focus on the same semantics as Jupyter has, but for CoCalc, and I've been working on using unifiedjs to provide more general latex for Markdown (not just formulas) here https://github.com/sagemathinc/cocalc/pull/5982 Parsing math is much easier if you use a plugin to an existing markdown parser, rather than trying to do some hack outside of that (which is what Github probably does, and also what Jupyter does).
Math on GitHub: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 21 May 2022
If you use a proper markdown plugin to parse math instead (such as https://github.com/goessner/markdown-it-texmath), then the problems pointed out in this blog post go away.
FLiP Stack Weekly 28 Jan 2023
20 projects | dev.to | 30 Jan 2023
FLiP Stack Weekly 28-Jan-2023
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
What are some alternatives?
markdown-preview.nvim - markdown preview plugin for (neo)vim
marktext - 📝A simple and elegant markdown editor, available for Linux, macOS and Windows.
Zettlr - A Markdown Editor for the 21st century.
vim-markdown - Markdown Vim Mode
m4b-tool - m4b-tool is a command line utility to merge, split and chapterize audiobook files such as mp3, ogg, flac, m4a or m4b
SpaceVim - A community-driven modular vim/neovim distribution - The ultimate vimrc
novelWriter - novelWriter is an open source plain text editor designed for writing novels. It supports a minimal markdown-like syntax for formatting text. It is written with Python 3 (3.7+) and Qt 5 (5.10+) for cross-platform support.
JupyterLab - JupyterLab computational environment.
kroki - Creates diagrams from textual descriptions!
transitions - A lightweight, object-oriented finite state machine implementation in Python with many extensions
mermaid - Generation of diagrams like flowcharts or sequence diagrams from text in a similar manner as markdown
github-orgmode-tests - This is a test project where you can explore how github interprets Org-mode files