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|Initial release||November 25, 2002|
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|License||GNU General Public License|
|Initial release||January 30, 2013|
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AsciiDoc is a human-readable document format, semantically equivalent to DocBook XML, but using plain-text mark-up conventions. AsciiDoc documents can be created using any text editor and read “as-is”, or rendered to HTML or any other format supported by a DocBook tool-chain, i.e. PDF, TeX, Unix manpages, e-books, slide presentations, etc.
AsciiDoc was created in 2002 by Stuart Rackham who published tools (‘asciidoc’ and ‘a2x’), written in the Python programming language to convert plain-text, ‘human readable’ files to commonly used published document formats.
The following shows text using AsciiDoc mark-up, and a rendering similar to that produced by an AsciiDoc processor:
|Asciidoc source text|
= My Article *J. Smith* http://wikipedia.org[Wikipedia] is an on-line encyclopaedia, available in English and many other languages. == Software You can install 'package-name' using the +gem+ command: gem install package-name == Hardware Metals commonly used include: * copper * tin * lead
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