Files containing Critic Markup fail to be displayed in Marked

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David Bertenshaw

06 Mar, 2023 06:02 PM

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

Any file containg critic markup syntax will fail to display in the latest version of Marked 2 (MAS). It appears the content is there, as the word count is displayed accurately, but I can’t find any way of displaying anything in the Window. Exactly the same file without the critic markup will display perfectly.

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

  1. Create a simple file with any critic markup
  2. Open it in Marked 2 – nothing is displayed though the content is counted for word count
  3. Remove the the critic markup from the same file
  4. It will now display the content perfectly.

NB: BBEdit and DT3 both preview the critic markup file perfectly.

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

The file is minimal, but please see the attached screenshots of the same file with and without critic markup (the three windows are from top to bottom are BBEdit, BBEdit Preview and Marked 2).


// Configuration (do not edit) Marked 2 1040 (Mac App Store)

macOS Version: 13.2.1

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

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 06 Nov, 2023 07:39 PM

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    As reported on the forums there's now a fix for this. I'll be publishing the release tomorrow and it will hopefully be available for all update channels within 72 hours.

  2. 2 Posted by David Bertensha... on 06 Nov, 2023 07:43 PM

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    Hi Brett,

    Thanks for this! I posted on the forum thread that I'd tried out your temporary fix successfully, so I look forward to the 'official' version!

    Many thanks,


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