drdrang at gmail.com
Thu Jun 22 16:33:02 EDT 2006
On Jun 22, 2006, at 10:23 AM, Fosters wrote:
> Upon examining the output of Markdown and noting the very small set
> of tags, I thought it might lend itself naturally to this project.
> The result is a crude shell script that uses Markdown, SmartyPants
> and tetex (specifically, pdfetex) to generate a pdf file from a
> Markdown file.
I'm amazed that
1. you've written this as a shell script instead of in Perl, Python,
2. it's so short.
I would suggest you take a look at Fletcher Penney's [MultiMarkdown]
 system, which I've been using--with a few personalizatons--for
about 6 months now. It uses XSLT to transform XHTML LaTeX for later
processing. Also, the folks on the [TextMate] mailing list have
brought [Prince] to my attention. I have no experience with it,
but it apparently turns XML to PDF directly using CSS.
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