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Project Description

Extension to python-markdown to support LaTeX (rather than html) output.

Authored by Rufus Pollock: <>


1. Command Line. A script entitled is automatically installed. For details of usage see help:

$ -h
  1. As a python-markdown extension:

    >>> import markdown
    >>> md = markdown.Markdown(None, extensions=['latex'])
    >>> # text is input string ...
    >>> latex_out = md.convert(text)
  2. Directly as a module (slight inversion of std markdown extension setup):

    >>> import markdown
    >>> import mdx_latex
    >>> md = markdown.Markdown()
    >>> latex_mdx = mdx_latex.LaTeXExtension()
    >>> latex_mdx.extendMarkdown(md, markdown.__dict__)
    >>> out = md.convert(text)


Version: 1.0 (November 15, 2006)

  • First working version (compatible with markdown 1.5)
  • Includes support for tables

Version: 1.1 (January 17, 2007)

  • Support for verbatim and images

Version: 1.2 (June 2008)

  • Refactor as an extension.
  • Make into a proper python/setuptools package.
  • Tested with markdown 1.7 but should work with 1.6 and (possibly) 1.5 (though pre/post processor stuff not as worked out there)
Version 1.3: (July 2008)
  • Improvements to image output (width)
Version 1.3.1: (August 2009)
  • Tiny bugfix to remove duplicate keyword argument and set zip_safe=False
  • Add [width=\textwidth] by default for included images

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