Smart Typography

MultiMarkdown incorporates John Gruber’s SmartyPants tool in addition to the core Markdown functionality. This program converts “plain” punctuation into “smarter” typographic punctuation.

Just like the original, MultiMarkdown converts:

MultiMarkdown also includes support for quotes styles other than English (the default). Use the quotes language metadata to choose:

This feature is enabled by default, but is disabled in compatibility mode, since it is not part of the original Markdown. You can also use the --nosmart command line option to disable this feature.