Convert Markdown (Original)
to Textile

Looking for a free text converter? Look no more, upload your original unextended Markdown files and convert them to Textile files. Yes, it’s that easy.

Converting from original unextended Markdown

The original unextended Markdown is based on the syntax outlined in John Gruber’s original design document. It already has many elements, but missed features like tables, code blocks, syntax highlighting, URL auto-linking and footnotes. Things that most of us take for granted today. I don’t know why anyone would stick with the original Markdown format, but I guess it’s something for purists. Or maybe you have a legacy system that only supports the original Markdown format. Anyway, have fun and convert to or from the strict version, the original Markdown format. We are happy to support the free conversion from and to it.

The files end with .md by default.

More about original unextended Markdown files

Converting to Textile

Textile is a lightweight markup language to convert text to HTML. 2002, Dean Allen developed the format to use it in his own content management system called Textpattern. It was originally written in PHP, like Textpattern was, but has been translated to Perl, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, and C#. There is no standard nor a working specification. Though, there are a handful of tools that use or used Textile. JIRA, Jekyll, Qt, Redmine, Salesforce too only name a few. Not sure why someone would want to work with it, but I bet there are reasons. Dean Allen called it “a humane web text generator”, sounds nice, doesn’t it?

The files end with .textile by default. More about Textile files