# CTAN Update: markdown

Date: September 7, 2016 7:52:26 PM CEST
Vít Novotný submitted an update to the markdown package. Version: 2.1.1 License: lppl1.3 Summary description: A package for converting and rendering markdown documents inside TeX Announcement text:
Fixes: - The citations extension should now be fully compliant with the Pandoc spec. - The `citationsNbsps` option now also affects newlines, as is expected. - The default `\markdownOptionCacheDir` explicitly specifies the current working directory, so that the cache files are not sought in the TeX directory structure. Documentation: - Added information about the supported LuaTeX versions. - Added information about the portable use of the package. Development: - All the syntax extensions (fenced code blocks and citations) were merged by the upstream project (Lunamark by John MacFarlane).
The package's Catalogue entry can be viewed at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/markdown The package's files themselves can be inspected at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/generic/markdown/
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese
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## markdown – A package for converting and rendering markdown documents inside TeX

The package provides facilities for the conversion of markdown markup to plain . These are provided both in form of a Lua module and in form of plain , , and Cont macro packages that enable the direct inclusion of markdown documents inside documents.

Architecturally, the package consists of the Lunamark Lua module by John MacFarlane, which was slimmed down and rewritten for the needs of the package. Lunamark provides speedy markdown parsing for the rest of the package. On top of Lunamark sits code for the plain , , and Cont formats by Vít Novotný.

 Package markdown Version 2.11.0-0-g4505824 2021-09-26 Copyright 2009–2016 John MacFarlane, Hans Hagen2017–2020 Vít Novotný Maintainer Vít Novotný

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