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Pandoc
======

The universal markup converter
------------------------------

Pandoc is a [Haskell] library for converting from one markup format to
another, and a command-line tool that uses this library. It can read
[Markdown], [CommonMark], [PHP Markdown Extra], [GitHub-Flavored Markdown],
[MultiMarkdown], and (subsets of) [Textile], [reStructuredText], [HTML],
[LaTeX], [MediaWiki markup], [TWiki markup], [Haddock markup], [OPML], [Emacs
Org mode], [DocBook], [txt2tags], [EPUB], [ODT] and [Word docx]; and it can
write plain text, [Markdown], [CommonMark], [PHP Markdown Extra],
[GitHub-Flavored Markdown], [MultiMarkdown], [reStructuredText], [XHTML],
[HTML5], [LaTeX] (including [`beamer`] slide shows), [ConTeXt], [RTF], [OPML],
[DocBook], [OpenDocument], [ODT], [Word docx], [GNU Texinfo], [MediaWiki
markup], [DokuWiki markup], [ZimWiki markup], [Haddock markup],
[EPUB] (v2 or v3), [FictionBook2], [Textile], [groff man] pages,
[Emacs Org mode], [AsciiDoc], [InDesign ICML], [TEI Simple], and [Slidy],
[Slideous], [DZSlides], [reveal.js] or [S5] HTML slide shows. It can also
produce [PDF] output on systems where LaTeX, ConTeXt, or `wkhtmltopdf` is
installed.

Pandoc's enhanced version of Markdown includes syntax for footnotes, tables,
flexible ordered lists, definition lists, fenced code blocks, superscripts and
subscripts, strikeout, metadata blocks, automatic tables of contents, embedded
LaTeX math, citations, and Markdown inside HTML block elements. (These
enhancements, described in the manual under *pandoc's Markdown*, can be
disabled using the `markdown_strict` input or output format.)

In contrast to most existing tools for converting Markdown to HTML, which
use regex substitutions, pandoc has a modular design: it consists of a
set of readers, which parse text in a given format and produce a native
representation of the document, and a set of writers, which convert
this native representation into a target format. Thus, adding an input
or output format requires only adding a reader or writer.

Because pandoc's intermediate representation of a document is less
expressive than many of the formats it converts between, one should
not expect perfect conversions between every format and every other.
Pandoc attempts to preserve the structural elements of a document, but
not formatting details such as margin size.  And some document elements,
such as complex tables, may not fit into pandoc's simple document
model.  While conversions from pandoc's Markdown to all formats aspire
to be perfect, conversions from formats more expressive than pandoc's
Markdown can be expected to be lossy.

[Markdown]: http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/
[CommonMark]: http://commonmark.org
[PHP Markdown Extra]: https://michelf.ca/projects/php-markdown/extra/
[GitHub-Flavored Markdown]: https://help.github.com/articles/github-flavored-markdown/
[MultiMarkdown]: http://fletcherpenney.net/multimarkdown/
[reStructuredText]: http://docutils.sourceforge.net/docs/ref/rst/introduction.html
[S5]: http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/s5/
[Slidy]: http://www.w3.org/Talks/Tools/Slidy/
[Slideous]: http://goessner.net/articles/slideous/
[HTML]: http://www.w3.org/html/
[HTML5]: http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/
[XHTML]: http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/
[LaTeX]: http://latex-project.org
[`beamer`]: https://ctan.org/pkg/beamer
[Beamer User's Guide]: http://ctan.math.utah.edu/ctan/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/beamer/doc/beameruserguide.pdf
[ConTeXt]: http://contextgarden.net/
[RTF]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Text_Format
[DocBook]: http://docbook.org
[txt2tags]: http://txt2tags.org
[EPUB]: http://idpf.org/epub
[OPML]: http://dev.opml.org/spec2.html
[OpenDocument]: http://opendocument.xml.org
[ODT]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenDocument
[Textile]: http://redcloth.org/textile
[MediaWiki markup]: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Formatting
[DokuWiki markup]: https://www.dokuwiki.org/dokuwiki
[ZimWiki markup]: http://zim-wiki.org/manual/Help/Wiki_Syntax.html
[TWiki markup]: http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/TextFormattingRules
[Haddock markup]: https://www.haskell.org/haddock/doc/html/ch03s08.html
[groff man]: http://developer.apple.com/DOCUMENTATION/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man7/groff_man.7.html
[Haskell]: https://www.haskell.org
[GNU Texinfo]: http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/
[Emacs Org mode]: http://orgmode.org
[AsciiDoc]: http://www.methods.co.nz/asciidoc/
[DZSlides]: http://paulrouget.com/dzslides/
[Word docx]: http://www.microsoft.com/interop/openup/openxml/default.aspx
[PDF]: https://www.adobe.com/pdf/
[reveal.js]: http://lab.hakim.se/reveal-js/
[FictionBook2]: http://www.fictionbook.org/index.php/Eng:XML_Schema_Fictionbook_2.1
[InDesign ICML]: https://www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/devnet/indesign/cs55-docs/IDML/idml-specification.pdf
[TEI Simple]: https://github.com/TEIC/TEI-Simple

[![license](https://img.shields.io/badge/license-GPLv2+-brightgreen.svg)](https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html)
[![hackage release](https://img.shields.io/hackage/v/pandoc.svg?label=current+release)](http://hackage.haskell.org/package/pandoc)
[![stackage LTS package](http://stackage.org/package/pandoc/badge/lts)](http://stackage.org/lts/package/pandoc)
[![github release](https://img.shields.io/github/release/jgm/pandoc.svg?label=github+release)](https://github.com/jgm/pandoc/releases)
[![travis build status](https://img.shields.io/travis/jgm/pandoc.svg)](https://travis-ci.org/jgm/pandoc)


Documentation
-------------

The full documentation can be found [online](https://pandoc.org/MANUAL.html)
and as pandoc-flavored Markdown in the file `MANUAL.txt`.


Contributing
------------

Pull requests, bug reports, and feature requests are welcome.  Please make
sure to read [the contributor guidelines](CONTRIBUTING.md) before opening a
new issue.


License
-------

© 2006-2016 John MacFarlane (jgm@berkeley.edu). Released under the
[GPL], version 2 or greater.  This software carries no warranty of
any kind.  (See COPYRIGHT for full copyright and warranty notices.)

[GPL]: http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html "GNU General Public License"