CommonMark spec, with reference implementations in C and JavaScript (by commonmark)

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  • How to add a man page to your Ruby project, using kramdown-man and markdown
    2 projects | /r/ruby | 6 Dec 2023
    Edit: this is because GitHub uses cmark-gfm, which is a fork of cmark, which implements the CommonMark variant of markdown. Looks like CommonMark still doesn't support definition lists. :(
  • How do you host documentation for your spouse or other users?
    4 projects | /r/selfhosted | 6 Dec 2023
    BookStack dev here. There's no specific "import" option but you can use the Markdown editor in BookStack and paste in your Markdown content there. The API is essentially just an endpoint to accept the same kind of data, for of course you could automate against the API for batch import. One thing to keep in mind is that BookStack markdown support is fairly tightly scoped to (commonmark + tables + tasklists), although HTML within MD is supported.
  • On why Markdown is not a good, or even a half-decent, markup language
    9 projects | | 19 Jul 2023
    >A single canonical reference

  • Get ready for Bear 2 - We have a quick blog post with some important details and ways you can get notified once it's out!
    1 project | /r/bearapp | 6 Jul 2023
    Typically with major new releases of software, when the number left of the dot (e.g. 2.0) increases, it’s shipped as a separate product. Not always, but generally. The Bear folks can speak for themselves but IIRC a lot of the code was refactored / rewritten to support, for example, CommonMark. So, under the hood, it’s literally brand new in some respects.
  • Best website to write a rulebook for ttrpgs
    3 projects | /r/rpg | 17 May 2023
    I use Obsidian ( for a lot of things, including my RPG stuff, and there are options for exporting things as PDFs. It’s great for getting organized and doing research, but I would use other tools for long-form writing and layout. What I like about Obsidian though is that everything is done in Markdown ( and I can use Pandoc ( to transform the source to whatever I need. The caveat is that Obsidian uses a flavor of Markdown with some non-standard extensions, so a pure Markdown editor like Typora ( might be a better choice depending on your needs.
  • What is the most minimal, strictest variant of Markdown?
    1 project | /r/Markdown | 18 Apr 2023
  • How to display an image
    1 project | /r/gohugo | 11 Apr 2023
    yes, this is the "inventor" of markdown and those rules will always work. Hugo uses something called "Commonmark" which is developed on top of the original markdown. But the original rules will always work too.
  • Lightweight Markup for Ukrainian Texts?
    1 project | /r/Ukrainian | 10 Apr 2023
    Reddit and many other sites support Markdown as an easy way to add emphasis, links, headings, etc. Markdown does not contain any keywords, as it is intended to be language-independent. However, Markdown syntax makes heavy use of square brackets [] and other characters that are difficult to type with an Ukrainian keyboard layout, e.g., the backtick `.
  • I wish Asciidoc was more popular
    4 projects | /r/programming | 6 Feb 2023
    Check out commonmark, that is the Markdown standard supported by numerous converters including pandoc.
  • I wrote a markdown to html converter
    6 projects | /r/golang | 1 Feb 2023
    And if this is an exercise into that you can use a Markdown spec like CommonMark which is the spec Reddit and a variety of other sites use.
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