The Ruby Toolbox - Know your options!

redcarpet

6.16
A fast, safe and extensible Markdown to (X)HTML parser
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18,370,698
Stars
4,128
Forks
475
Watchers
107
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Total releases
71
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kramdown

3.52
kramdown is yet-another-markdown-parser but fast, pure Ruby, using a strict syntax definition and supporting several common extensions.
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12,589,203
Stars
1,168
Forks
189
Watchers
44
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Total releases
52
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vkhater-redcarpet

1.94
A fast, safe and extensible Markdown to (X)HTML parser
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Downloads
2,006
Stars
4,128
Forks
475
Watchers
107
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Total releases
1
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RedCloth

1.73
Textile parser for Ruby.
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6,381,420
Stars
429
Forks
94
Watchers
9
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Total releases
65
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rdiscount

1.29
Fast Implementation of Gruber's Markdown in C
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4,178,709
Stars
766
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66
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22
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Total releases
28
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bluecloth

0.88
BlueCloth is a Ruby implementation of John Gruber's Markdown[http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/], a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. To quote from the project page: Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML). It borrows a naming convention and several helpings of interface from {Redcloth}[http://redcloth.org/], Why the Lucky Stiff's processor for a similar text-to-HTML conversion syntax called Textile[http://www.textism.com/tools/textile/]. BlueCloth 2 is a complete rewrite using David Parsons' Discount[http://www.pell.portland.or.us/~orc/Code/discount/] library, a C implementation of Markdown. I rewrote it using the extension for speed and accuracy; the original BlueCloth was a straight port from the Perl version that I wrote in a few days for my own use just to avoid having to shell out to Markdown.pl, and it was quite buggy and slow. I apologize to all the good people that sent me patches for it that were never released. Note that the new gem is called 'bluecloth' and the old one 'BlueCloth'. If you have both installed, you can ensure you're loading the new one with the 'gem' directive: # Load the 2.0 version gem 'bluecloth', '>= 2.0.0' # Load the 1.0 version gem 'BlueCloth' require 'bluecloth'
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Downloads
1,914,938
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Total releases
34
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maruku

0.87
Maruku is a Markdown interpreter in Ruby. It features native export to HTML and PDF (via Latex). The output is really beautiful!
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Downloads
2,655,624
Stars
468
Forks
78
Watchers
12
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Total releases
35
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creole

0.43
Creole is a lightweight markup language (http://wikicreole.org/).
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Downloads
1,831,057
Stars
10
Forks
3
Watchers
4
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Total releases
10
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pandoc-ruby

0.18
Ruby wrapper for Pandoc
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204,742
Stars
257
Forks
36
Watchers
6
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Total releases
27
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minidown

0.06
Minidown is a lightweight & fast markdown parser, with complete GFM support.
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Downloads
8,311
Stars
139
Forks
10
Watchers
8
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Total releases
1
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rpeg-markdown

0.03
Fast Markdown implementation
 Popularity
Downloads
19,594
Stars
35
Forks
13
Watchers
2
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Total releases
8
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mcbean

0.01
McBean can convert documents from one format to another. McBean currently supports: * HTML * Markdown (a subset) * Textile (a subset) * Creole (a subset) with the help of Loofah, Nokogiri, RDiscount, RedCloth and Creole. "You can't teach a Sneetch." -- Sylvester McMonkey McBean
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Downloads
19,998
Stars
13
Forks
4
Watchers
1
 Releases
Total releases
6
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stupid_formatter

0.01
A stupid formatter for piping text through markup processors with a unified API
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8,138
Stars
9
Forks
1
Watchers
2
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Total releases
3
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multi_markdown

0.01
multi_markdown allows projects to use a wide variety of Markdown libraries, without having to depend on a specific one.
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Downloads
6,610
Stars
20
Forks
1
Watchers
1
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Total releases
3
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markup

0.0
Small command line tool that reads Markdown files and outputs HTML
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7,804
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Total releases
2
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smiley

0.0
A small lib to parse smileys. Use CSS to display them!
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Downloads
4,575
Stars
6
Forks
1
Watchers
1
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Total releases
3
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