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  • asciidoctor.js

    :scroll: A JavaScript port of Asciidoctor, a modern implementation of AsciiDoc

    As can be seen here, GitHub renders Asciidoc just fine: https://github.com/asciidoctor/asciidoctor.js

  • markup

    Determines which markup library to use to render a content file (e.g. README) on GitHub

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • marktext

    📝A simple and elegant markdown editor, available for Linux, macOS and Windows.

    Check this free markdown WYSIWYG editor https://marktext.app/. I guess it is inspired by Typora which is the first I saw. It is very impressive. Not sure about the image drag and drop. That is app specific.

    I wished we had that for ASCIIDoc because it looks more powerful than the half backed Markdown.

  • libasciidoc

    A Golang library for processing Asciidoc files.

    If you mean libasciidoc for Go, it does not support all the AsciiDoc features [1]. The JS parser is transpiled [2] from the Ruby implementation (which is not a bad thing, it's something most languages can't have).

    My favourites are Rust and Haskell. Neither of them had a parcer until recently (even though the original implementation has been around for a few years now). Both are at early development stages at the moment.

    [1]: https://github.com/bytesparadise/libasciidoc/blob/master/LIM...

  • pandoc

    Universal markup converter

  • commonmark-spec

    CommonMark spec, with reference implementations in C and JavaScript

    Correct, he (jgm on GitHub) is still by far the biggest contributor to the spec: https://github.com/commonmark/commonmark-spec/graphs/contrib...

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