Oct 20, 2023

AsciiDoc is a plain text markup language for writing technical content. It’s packed with semantic elements and equipped with features to modularize and reuse content. AsciiDoc content can be composed using a text editor, managed in a version control system, and published to multiple output formats.

AsciiDoc is designed to strike a balance between systematic, machine-oriented syntax and natural language. This design affords AsciiDoc the ability to capture and encode nearly all the semantics of a highly-structured language while still being readable in source form.

AsciiDoc appears strikingly similar to Markdown, making way for an easy transition. Where AsciiDoc shines is in its depth. AsciiDoc provides all the essential elements in technical writing out of the box. No variants needed. Its syntax can be elaborated without having to fundamentally change the language, assuring users that it’s still standard AsciiDoc.

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