7 years of txt2tags

Seems like yesterday when we made five… But now we’re seven!

7 years!

To celebrate this very special date (it’s real hard to keep a spare-time one-man project like txt2tags for that long), there’s a new 2.5 version out there!

It’s not one. Not even two. But three new targets!

Maybe you’ll write an article on Wikipedia, maybe you’ll update your Google Code project or maybe you’ll edit some DokuWiki page. In any case, txt2tags is your friend!

Keep using the same **marks** //you// __already__ ``know`` and let txt2tags do the dirty job of converting them to those new targets. The new codes for the -t option are wiki, gwiki and doku. Enjoy!

Talking about marks, have you ever needed to strikeout something? Now you can! Txt2tags 2.5 brings a new mark: --strike--. Simple!

There’s also a new PHP interface, better UTF-8 support, local links for LaTeX, new tools and more!

Check out the new guide: How to add a new target to txt2tags. I guess the name is self-describing, right? How about to get involved to the project, adding a new target?

Talking about collaboration, this release was sponsored by a generous donation from Dmitri Popov, who runs the No Thick Manuals site and have already helped lots of open source projects. Thank you Dmitri!

What now? Try the new version (online) and download it.

9 responses to “7 years of txt2tags

  1. Hi Aurélio,

    Congratulations on seven years! I have used Txt2Tags both personally and at my job to create documentation for the projects that I am working on.

    The markup is so simple and straight-forward and now the number of outputs has increased. This is great! Looking forward to tryng out the DokuWiki output.

    Thanks for a very simple and extremely useful tool!


  2. Hello, Aurélio! I’m glad to see your project going forward. Congratulations!

  3. Happy Birthday txt2tags !
    And congratulation for this great new release.

    Here is an article I’ve made for a big French website (linux oriented):

    I hope it will help increase txt2tags popularity!

  4. happy birthday txt2tags!
    Many years to come with this conveniant KISS software at hand!

  5. Fardavin, thank you very much for the article and for the nice answers for your readers on the comments! I really appreciate your help in spreading txt2tags!

  6. Thank you for version 2.5

    Does anyone know if there is a windows installer available anywhere (I can’t seem to find one on the download page) ?


  7. Hi,


    Any chance that you also add TiddlyWiki to the list of supported formats?

    TIA W., Dec. 7, 2008

  8. Hi Walter,

    TiddlyWiki seems a good target to be implemented. I’ve added a new wiki page for it at http://code.google.com/p/txt2tags/wiki/TargetTiddlyWiki

    Hope we can have it soon!

  9. Congratulations !

    txt2tag cannot die ! it’s so much usefull !

    See you again for 10 years anniversary.

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