Looking for a free text converter? Look no more, upload your DocBook files and convert them to CommonMark Markdown files. Yes, it’s that easy.
Converting from DocBook
DocBook is a really good file format for writing technical books, that’s based on XML. It’s an open standard and widely used for open-source projects. It captures the logical structure of the content and can be published to many formats. Write the content in DocBook without thinking about the visual representation. Normally this is the part where I say something bad about the file format, but to be honest, I really like DocBook. Oh, just one thing: It’s very old. But that shouldn’t stop you from using the nice file format. Convert all your files to DocBook and convert them from DocBook to any other format. Just upload your file and we’ll see what we can do.
The files end with
.dbk by default.
Converting to CommonMark Markdown
Markdown was developed in 2004, with a spec and an implementation in Perl. Over the years implementations for more and more programming languages evolved. Unfortunately the specification was ambiguous in some points, so some implementations did things differently. CommonMark was developed 10 years later, in 2014, with an unambiguous spec and tests to see if new implementations are correct according to the spec. A few big players (GitHub, GitLab, Reddit, Swift and many more) adopted this common standard. So it’s basically the standard you might know already. Upload your CommonMark Markdown files and convert them for free, to any other text format! Or upload your text files and convert them all to CommonMark Markdown, for free!The files end with
.mdby default. More about CommonMark Markdown files