A plain text markup language for conversion to HTML and other formats

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Converting Markdown to LaTeX, in LaTeX

I've started to use markdown for my notes simply because its faster than writing latex, but I would prefer to have the extra power to LaTeX. Is there/would it be possible to have a markdown ...
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LaTeX class for creating markdown style output

I am a long time user of LaTeX. I have found, however, that using Markdown gives me a document which is "easier on the eyes". LaTeX often looks like textbooks. Does anyone know LaTeX classes (or ...
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Deeper levels of (sub)sections don't appear in the LaTeX output of pandoc. Why?

I use pandoc to create latex and PDF from Markdown. Markdown, being designed for HTML, allows 6 levels of headers H1...H6. But when converting to PDF, via tex, I get only three levels: 1 (\section), ...
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Pandoc: Markdown to PDF, without cutting off code block lines that are too long

I'm trying to convert a Markdown file into a PDF file using Pandoc. I have a lot of code blocks in my Markdown. And if I have a line of code that is too long, it will just be cut off in the PDF. How ...
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Active characters in linguistics

What are the pros and cons of using active characters instead of macros in text? Would it make sense to implement a “simplified markup” parser in Latex to make code more readable? Rationale ...
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Use Markdown-style formatting for bold and italic

I rather like the system here where *...* is italic, **...** is bold, and ***...*** is bold italic. Is it possible to do that in (La)TeX? A MWE that implements the first one: \documentclass{article} ...