WikiText is the specification of a simple plain-text markup, a parser and various output module for this specification in Perl. The markup language is heavily inspired by common idioms used in email and IRC communication. It’s main feature is a pleasantly readable and writable source.

The Perl implementation of WikiText has been integrated into the Podius CMS, and in fact, most of this site is written in it.

The Perl Module is available from CPAN.

Features

WikiText supports most major text structuring and formatting elements:

  • Sections
  • Environments
    • Lists (ordered, unordered, description)
    • Quotations
    • Pre-formatted text
    • Code
  • Text markup
    • Emphasis
    • Strong
    • Underline
    • Strike-through
    • Typewriter
  • Tables
  • References
  • Links

Currently, WikiText supports the output formats

  • HTML,
  • Latex, and
  • POD.

Documentation

See the WikiText Specification (TXT) for details.

Source Control

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