Critic Markup is not working

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Luis Puerto

05 Oct, 2022 08:20 AM

// Please enter a detailed description of the issue // Description of the issue:

// Please enter a list of steps required to reproduce the issue // Steps to reproduce:

  1. Create a markdown with critict markup on it
  2. Open with Marked 2

// If applicable please attach a sample document that causes the issue for you.

// Configuration (do not edit) Marked 2 1031 (Mac App Store)

macOS Version: 12.6

allowPageBreakInCode: YES
bookTxtIsLeanpub: NO
summaryMdIsGitBook: NO
codeIsPoetry: NO
codeCanWrap: YES
collapsibleHeadlines: NO
convertGithubCheckboxes: YES
convertGithubEmoji: YES
convertYAMLToMMD: NO
defaultMathJaxConfig: TeX-AMS-MML_HTMLorMML
defaultPreviewStyle: 100
defaultProcessor: MultiMarkdown
enableMiniMap: NO
excludeBlockQuotesFromCounts: NO
excludeFootnotesFromCounts: YES
excludeVerbatimFromCounts: YES
excludeCaptionsFromCounts: NO
folderPreviewExtensionsArray: md, markdown, txt, mdown, html, opml
githubNewlines: YES
h1IsPageBreak: NO
h2IsPageBreak: NO
hrIsPageBreak: NO
includeMathJax: YES
includeKatex: NO
limitTextWidth: NO
mathNumberEquations: NO
mathNumberEquationsSide: 0
mathNumberEquationsAMSOnly: NO
minimalJavaScript: NO
permissionGranted: NO
printHeaderFirstPage: NO
printFooterFirstPage: NO
processHTMLFiles: YES
removeMetadataForPreview: NO
removeYAMLHeaders: NO
scrollToEdit: YES
shouldDetectCritic: YES
shouldHighlightMarkupErrors: NO
shouldLoadCritic: NO
syntaxHighlight: YES
syntaxHighlightOnlyLang: NO
useCustomMarkdownProcessor: NO
useCustomPreprocessor: NO
useFirstH1AsPrintTitle: YES

  1. 1 Posted by Luis Puerto on 05 Oct, 2022 08:35 AM

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    By the way on the log says:

    > 2022/10/05 10:33:21:496 | Executable is available
    > 2022/10/05 10:33:21:496 | Running CriticMarkup processor
    ! 2022/10/05 10:33:21:501 | CriticMarkup output is empty
    > 2022/10/05 10:33:21:501 | Processing Markdown using internal lib
  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Brett on 06 Oct, 2022 10:07 PM

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    CriticMarkup handling is currently a mess, as there's no longer a Python binary I can rely on (as of Monterey) and it's breaking things even if Python is installed by the user (in some cases). I'm currently rewriting the CriticMarkup and other features to avoid shelling out to Python and Ruby, but I'm going to need some time to complete it. If CriticMarkup is coming up blank for you, consider it a known issue that's under repair.


  3. 3 Posted by Luis Puerto on 07 Oct, 2022 07:22 AM

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    Thanks a lot for the quick reply.

    Sorry to hear that things aren't working as they should and I totally understand. However… I use also DEVONThink to manage and store most of my markdown notes and they are using Multimarkdown which I believe renders out of the box Critic Markup correctly. One just needs to apply the correct CSS styles to properly see the markup.

    Perhaps a quick fix up would be something like that I don't really need to buttons although I think they could be helpful.

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