reStructuredText is an easy-to-read, what-you-see-is-what-you-get plaintext markup syntax and parser system. It's inspired by StructuredText and others but is more formal, better documented, more actively developed, and more complicated.
Acronyms in use include many permutations of the letters r, e, s and t. I use RST.
- http://docutils.sourceforge.net/docs/rst/quickref.html quick reference (for usage tips / instructions go here)
- http://docutils.sourceforge.net/rst.html home, with comparisons to STX, documentation etc
- http://docutils.sourceforge.net/docs/index.html docs overview
- DocUtils a larger framework of which RST is a part
RST is the default markup syntax on a fresh Zwiki install.
- For editing content in non-ascii encodings with Zwiki and RST you will have to set the rest-input-encoding and rest-output-encoding to utf-8 in your instance's zope.conf config file.
- RST doesn't permit HTML (or DTML), see #1342 raw html/dtml in restructured text, working or not ?