2018-06-12 Markdown to PDF

So I’m trying to move my list of spellcasters into a repository where I can start working on a PDF of sorts. I already knew that I didn’t want to try Pandoc. So here we are.

@mathieu suggested WeasyPrint. It converts HTML to PDF. It’s written in Python and I prefer that to the node module markdown-pdf. When I tried markdown-pdf, I had no access to the intermediary HTML and thus I didn’t know where to start when I tried writing a CSS for it.

So now I’m using WeasyPrint and that means I need a Markdown to HTML processor. Python already comes with Markdown and I just used it, yesterday. Perfect!

And now in my Makefile:

%.pdf: %.html
	weasyprint $< $@

%.html: %.md
	python3 -m markdown --extension=markdown.extensions.tables --file=$@ $<

I haven’t looked at fiddling with the CSS, though. I’m just happy that I access to the intermediary HTML file.



PDF files:

– Alex Schroeder 2018-06-14 13:15 UTC

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