faml - A Markup Language

Download v0.9.0 for Web Browsers (IE9+) or node.js

faml is a markup language to allow safe and easy formatting of text, which is especially useful for websites that allow users to add contents (e.g., blog comments or forum postings).

faml is inspired by John Gruber's Markdown and CommonMark but is not intended to be compatible or a replacement - faml is its own markup language with its own focus of basic text formatting.

Input faml text Rendered Output HTML
As *an example*, this paragraph contains **some** faml markup.
If you were to include it either
* in your browser (`<script src="faml.js"></script>`)
* or your node.js application (`npm install faml`)

then it would render out like on the right.

It also supports [hyperlinks](http://mstum.github.io/faml/) and automatically links stuff like http://mstum.github.io/faml/

Neat, huh?


  • Emphasis (Italic) and Strong Emphasis (Bold)
  • Preformatted code, both as blocks (pre) or inline (code)
  • Ordered and Unordered lists, nested however you want
  • Block Quotes
  • Headings (h1 to h6)
  • Links, both automatic (for http, https and ftp) and through markup
  • It does not support inline HTML (so you don't have to worry about blocking it), but HTML Entities (e.g., &copy;) are properly preserved.
Try it in your browser


(In node.js, use var faml = require("faml");, usage is otherwise the same)
<script src="faml.js"></script>
    var parser = new faml.FamlParser();
    var renderer = new faml.FamlRenderer();

    var input = "This is *a test*!";

    // Convert faml-text to Abstract syntax tree (AST)
    var parsed = parser.parse(input);

    // Render AST to HTML => <p>This is <em>a test</em>!</p>
    var html = renderer.render(parsed);

    // Put the HTML onto the page
    document.getElementById("rendered-html").innerHTML = html;