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a text processing system for processing plaintext documentation into formats such as HTML or LaTeX.

Docutils is a text processing system for processing plaintext documentation into useful formats, such as HTML or LaTeX. It includes reStructuredText, the easy to read, easy to use, what-you-see-is-what-you-get plaintext markup language.



version 0.12 (stable)
released on 6 July 2014

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License:BSD 3ClauseKelly Hopkins11 May 2009
PublicDomainKelly Hopkins11 May 2009
PythonKelly Hopkins11 May 2009
License:Python2.3Kelly Hopkins11 May 2009
License:Python2.1.1Kelly Hopkins11 May 2009
License:GPLv2Kelly Hopkins11 May 2009

Leaders and contributors

David Goodger Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 30 March 2018.


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