Maruku is a Markdown-superset interpreter.
- The original Markdown syntax.
- All the improvements in PHP Markdown Extra.
- A new meta-data syntax.
News about Maruku is posted at http://benhollis.net/blog/category/maruku/
Note: Maruku should be considered obsolete, as it has been superceded by better libraries like Kramdown. It is still supported, so feel free to continue filing bug reports.
Make sure you have Ruby and RubyGems, then run:
gem install maruku
To convert Markdown from your Ruby programs, first create a new document and then get
its HTML representation with the method
doc = Maruku.new(markdown_string) puts doc.to_html
#to_html method returns a string,
representing an HTML fragment.
Maruku.new("## Header ##").to_html # => "<h2 id='header'>header</h2>"
If you want to create full HTML documents, use the
Maruku warns you if something is wrong with the input. The default behaviour is to print a warning on standard error, and then try to continue.
This behavior can be customized with the
Maruku.new(string, :on_error => :raise)
This tells Maruku to raise an exception if it encounters a parsing error.
To change the error stream, use the
errors = "Errors reported by Maruku:\n" Maruku.new(invalid, :error_stream => errors)
You can pass in any object that supports the
Maruku comes with two command-line programs:
maruku converts Markdown to HTML:
$ maruku file.md # creates file.html
marutex converts Markdown to LaTeX,
pdflatex to transform the LaTeX to a PDF:
$ marutex file.md # creates file.tex and file.pdf
The public interface is the
Everything else is in the module
Maruku will not depend on any gem that is not pure-Ruby. This helps maximize compatibility across Ruby implementations and make Maruku easy to use. Beyond that, Maruku should not depend on any other gem unless absolutely necessary - this make Maruku easy to consume and avoids dependency version conflicts.
Maruku follows Semantic Versioning for release versioning, starting around version 0.6.0. One caveat is that, because even the most minor bug fixes are likely to change the output of some documents, some of the patch-level changes are not strictly backwards compatible. This usually shows up as test breakages, and one suggestion is to use a tool like nokogiri-diff to compare output to the expected structure as XML rather than simply comparing strings.
Supported Ruby Versions
This library aims to support and is tested against the following Ruby implementations:
- Ruby 1.8.7
- Ruby 1.9.2
- Ruby 1.9.3
- Ruby 2.0
- Ruby 2.1
- Ruby 2.2
- Ruby 2.3
- Ruby 2.4
- JRuby (Travis' version, 1.9 mode)
If something doesn't work on one of these interpreters, it's a bug.
- Find something you would like to work on.
- Fork the project and do your work in a topic branch.
- Make sure your changes will work on all the Rubies we test on.
- Add tests in
spec/block_docsfor the behavior you want to test.
- Run all the tests using
bundle exec rake.
- Rebase your branch against
bhollis/marukuto make sure everything is up to date.
- Commit your changes and send a pull request.
Copyright (c) 2006 Andrea Censi. MIT license, see MIT-LICENSE.txt for details.