And when you thought txt2tags was hibernating inside a cold dark cave, guess what? We have a new release! :)
I’m very happy to announce the release of txt2tags 2.6, coming out after more than two years of development effort in the txt2tags SVN.
Thanks to the active and ever growing team, this is the most feature rich release to date: five new targets, five new command line options, a new mark for tagged text, a new command to include CSV files, updated documentation, more translations and tons of bug fixes and improvements.
Now counting a total of 18 supported targets, txt2tags is one of the most versatile text conversion tool out there. To help you remember all of them, now we have the
$ txt2tags --targets
adoc AsciiDoc document
art ASCII Art text
creole Creole 1.0 document
dbk DocBook document
doku DokuWiki page
gwiki Google Wiki page
html HTML page
lout Lout document
man UNIX Manual page
mgp MagicPoint presentation
moin MoinMoin page
pm6 PageMaker document
pmw PmWiki page
sgml SGML document
tex LaTeX document
txt Plain Text
wiki Wikipedia page
xhtml XHTML page
The new %!csv command will read a CSV file and convert it to a nice table. This is a quick way to include a large table in your document if you already have the data in a CSV file. The usage is simple:
'' mark is perfect to satisfy some popular user requests:
- How can I insert HTML code in my document?
- How can I insert LaTeX formulas?
Just put a pair of apostrophes around some text,
''like this'', and txt2tags will not touch it. You can insert arbitrary target code, such as
''<span id=a123>''marking some text
''</span>'' with HTML tags inside a paragraph. If you want to add a whole block of code, use the three apostrophes block:
<p style="color:red;">My text.</p>
It’s very handy for things like Google Analytics code or YouTube embedded code in HTML pages. Or formulas in LaTeX. Or advanced wiki markup. Or… You name it.
How about to show a slide presentation just using your regular terminal? Now it’s possible with the new
--slides option, used by the ASCII Art target. It breaks your text into pages, repeating the top title if necessary. You inform the size (lines and columns) with the new
--width options. You can even change the decoration characters with the new
txt2tags -t art --slides --width 80 --height 25 -o - sample.t2t | more
Check out the ChangeLog for a complete list of all the changes and download your shiny new txt2tags!
Oh, this new version requires Python 2.2 or newer. But not Python 3, because we’re not that cool :)