What is this?

This is an example of the user of the markmate syntax, which is a mixture of markdown and txt2tags.

Text Decorations

Of course, this software supports the classic decorations, which are based on the use of three different markers: * for strong and / for emphasis .

Also, it is possible to mix-up decorations like here.

The indicators may be escaped by preceding them with a backslash. So \*escaped\* gives *escaped*.

It is also possible to inline code using `: ls ~/bin.

Links and images

Both urls (http://www.google.com) and mailto (forolifo@fotoin.forsic.com) are automatically recognized.

Images are simply denoted by [image_path].

It is also possible to add explicit links of the form [text url]: This is just an example.

Or to add a link to an image: [[image_path] url]:

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Local links may be used by means of an element's label (if it exists) [text > label], like in this link to The main page.

When a label does not exist, the corresponding text field may be used directly [text >]. However, this is not recommended, as changing the text will invalidate all corresponding links. This is an example link to Text Decorations.

Equations

It is also possible to use inline equations xn+ynzn.

Or, of course, block equations:

βt(i)=j=1NP([St+1=j]|[St=i])P(Ot+1|[St+1=j])βt+1(j)

Quotes

Like in markdown, quotes work the same than in e-mail messages:

This is a very long quote which will span more than one line only for the purposes of this explanation.

They work in lazy mode:

This is a very long quote which will span more than one line only for the purposes of this explanation. Uses lazy mode.

And they may be nested

This is a first level quote.

This is a second level quote eiπ=-1.

External calls

One of the most important elements of markmate is the inclusion of external blocks: blocks which may be processed by other programs. External blocks are marked as follows:

-----------name p1, p2, p3----------
------------------------------------

One example is the syntax highligting external:

-----hl ruby------
def endless_loop
   self.endless_loop
end
------------------

Which produces:

   1  def endless_loop
   2     self.endless_loop
   3  end

Labels may be assigned to an external by appending them after a |.

   1  def endless_loop
   2     self.endless_loop
   3  end

Lists and Tables

Lists

It is possible to create unnumbered and numbered lists using the markup *, + or - for the first case and the markup 1. for the second.

  • First level 1 a
    • Second-level 1.1 b
    • Second-level 1.2 c
  • First level 2 d
    • Second-level 2.1 e
      • Third-level 2.2 f

And so on. But every list item may include also other elements, like quotes and externals, which leads to complex layouts:

  • First-level 1 g
    1. 2nd-level 1.1 h
    • Second-level 1.1 i
    1. 2nd-level 1.1 j
    • Second-level 1.1 k

      This is a quote

      And we are still into the second-level item

    • Second-level 1.1 l
  • First-level 2 m