# CTAN update: markdown

Date: August 30, 2016 7:12:48 AM CEST
Vít Novotný submitted an update to the markdown package. Version number: 2.1.0 License type: lppl1.3 Summary description: A package for converting and rendering markdown documents inside TeX Announcement text:
New features: - Added Pandoc-style citations and CommonMark fenced code blocks syntax extensions. - Added the following renderers: - `interblockSeparator`, - `ulItemEnd`, `olItemEnd`, `dlItemEnd`, - `nbsp`, `cite`, `textCite`, and - `inputFencedCode`. - Added the following Lua options: - `citations`, `citationNbsps`, - `fencedCode`, and `blankBeforeCodeFence`. Changes in behavior: - Replaced the `-` character in the default `\markdownOptionCacheDir` with `_`. - The cache filenames are now different based on the version of the package. - Code spans may now be empty. Fixes: - The conversion from Markdown should now produce consistent behavior no matter if the input of the conversion function ends with `\n\n`, `\n`, or nothing. - LaTeX interface `rendererPrototypes` keys for the `pipe`, `link`, and `image` renderers no longer incorrectly set the `\markdownRenderers<Renderer>` macros rather than the `\markdownRenderers<Renderer>Prototype` macros. - Made the programming more defensive, so that the package works correctly under TeXLive 2012. - Fixed nested `keyval` handling inside `\markdownSetup` et al. Development: - Added the package to a continuous integration service.