Title : Madoko Author : Daan Leijen
Madoko -- a Fast Scholarly Markdown Processor
The best experience is online at: https://www.madoko.net
Otherwise, you can run Madoko on the command line:
Ensure you have Node.js installed on your system.
Open a command line window and run the Node package manager to install Madoko:
npm install madoko -g
and you are done. Translating a markdown document is done simply as:
madoko -v mydoc.mdk
-v flag gives more verbose output.
To also generate a PDF file, use:
madoko --pdf -vv --odir=out mydoc
--odir puts all output files in the
out directory. To generate
a PDF, you need to have LaTeX installed on your system, which is also
required for mathematics and bibliographies. We recommend the
full TeXLive LaTeX system as it is available for Windows, Linux and
MacOSX, and is used on the Madoko.net server as well.
The main design goal of Madoko is to enable light-weight creation of high-quality scholarly and industrial documents for the web and print, while maintaining John Gruber's Markdown philosophy of simplicity and focus on plain text readability.
The popularity of Markdown is not accidental, and it is great for writing prose: it is super simple and straightforward to create good looking HTML documents. But for more serious use Markdown falls short in several areas, and Madoko provides many essential additions for larger documents.
Besides HTML output, Madoko also generates high-quality PDF files through LaTeX. Even though more Markdown implementations support this, there has been a lot of effort in Madoko to make the LaTeX generation robust and customizable. This makes it possible to write high-quality articles using just Madoko and get both a high-quality print format (PDF) and a good looking HTML page.
For more information look at the Madoko manual
Have fun, -- Daan