Markdown is the best markup language, and Pandoc is the best markdown converter. Pandoc 1.4 has a new template system and since it also supports XeTeX, it is now possible to easily create really good-looking pdf files from Markdown, using system fonts.
This project simply wraps Pandoc and its
markdown2pdf program in a way that
makes it slightly simpler to customize the output. Feel free to customize and
clone and let's see how good looking pdf files we can create!
- Pandoc 1.4 or later
This pdf file was created as follows:
md2pdf is a simple shell script wrapper that contains variables to set
font, font size, paper size, language (for hyphenation), margins and a few
For fonts, on Linux, first run
fc-list to see what fonts you have available
on your system, then make your choice, edit
md2pdf and set them. For
example, if you have installed Microsoft Core Fonts for the Web, you can set
mainfont=Georgia sansfont=Verdana monofont="Courier New"
as was done for this document.