- by Firefox user 12813342, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5If firefox does not correctly assume that your files are UTF-8 encoded, a possible solution (besides using a Byte Order Marker in your file, which is annoying for several reasons) is the following:
go to about:config and set the intl.charset.fallback.utf8_for_file variable to true. That worked for me.
This is related to the following bug report:
- by Firefox user 13899646, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5Note that the author notes that the extension only works "if the content is plain text". That means your browser needs to be rendering the file in a tab already, just without rendering the markdown elements. If it's downloading it instead, the suggestion from 7cac17 below, to add a MIME type for markdown files, worked for me (I'm also on Ubuntu).
- by Firefox user 13809707, 4 years agoRated 1 out of 5Does not work at all for me with local markdown files. The effect is that a popup comes up asking what to do with the file, and when selecting "Open in FF" it opens a new tab and brings up the same popup again. Using FF 52.6.0 on RHEL 7.4. I did not try markdown files from a HTTP server.
- by Firefox user 10278752, 4 years agoRated 3 out of 5Encoding is not UTF-8This is the most common user issue on the project in GitHub. I've now explained in the README file why a BOM is important and supplied workarounds, including setting intl.charset.fallback.utf8_for_file to true, which tells Firefox to assume UTF-8 for local files. You the user have to do this step; the add-on has no way to configure settings. Fortunately, it's really very very easy!
- by Firefox user 13798972, 4 years agoRated 5 out of 5For people who found FF keeps asking "what app should be used to open the markdown file", just check the solution (at least for Ubuntu) here: https://github.com/KeithLRobertson/markdown-viewer/issues/2#issuecomment-321940542
- by Firefox user 13189330, 4 years agoRated 5 out of 5Utf8 - encoded Chinese documents display messy code, while GB - encoded Chinese documents display normal. Please fix it. Thank you for sharing this practical extension.
The problem has been solved. An option to change the default encoding to UTF-8 in about:config: set the value of intl.charset.fallback.utf8_for_file to true. It is perfect now.
- by Nobitz, 4 years agoRated 3 out of 5Not working with this URL: https://gist.githubusercontent.com/anonymous/6033c7fcb0caf7de6f0eec4637e79756/raw/71a19f13314e0e4af8c0913dd7131465b5910488/ja_en.md
And, it chooses wrong encoding system for Japanese characters. You can also reproduce it with above markdown file.Your site gist.githubusercontent.com replies with a CORS header Access-Control-Allow-Origin. Firefox therefore refuses to inject the add-ons scripts into the page, so your markdown never gets rewritten/beatified. If you save the file locally and view that in the browser, it should convert. But since your file is UTF-8 with no BOM, you will need to configure intl.charset.fallback.utf8_for_file to true. Please see the project README file for more details.
- by Kelvin Chin, 4 years agoRated 3 out of 5It is a nice and quick add-on, but the only limitation is it looks like not well support non english charater unless encode under utf-8 with bomThank you for the review! There are now solutions for this. Please try the latest version and check out the README file. It explains how to configure a setting which supports local UTF-8 files with no BOM.
- by Philipp Bielefeldt, 4 years agoRated 4 out of 5It just displays .md files. Plain and simple – exactly what I searched for (there are MD editors with far more bells and whistles, if you want to, this one is totally minimalist).
Unfortunately, Firefox (at least under openSUSE Linux) has an issue with the MIME type. The solution linked here solves it: https://github.com/KeithLRobertson/markdown-viewer/issues/2
Oh, and btw, it only works (for me) with UTF-16, not UTF-8 as long as you don't manually add it a BOM, which is somewhat unusual … (can be fixed with " sed -i '1s/^/\xef\xbb\xbf/' foo ")
- by Firefox user 13314696, 4 years agoRated 5 out of 5Works well. I noticed that "##Some header here" doesn't convert to an , but "## Some header here" does (note the space after the ##). But, at least according to daringfireball, that space *is* required, so...
- by DanBe, 4 years agoRated 4 out of 5Presque parfait !
1) Il faut remplacer les sauts de ligne Linux (LF) par des sauts de ligne Microsoft (CR/LF).
2) Le rendu HTML est parfois assez différent de ce qu'on obtient avec un convertisseur standard.
Mais le résultat est néanmoins très acceptable.
Developer responseposted 4 years agoThank you for your feedback.
2) This addon uses a standard converter, markdown-it. I think the issue is not the conversion. Probably the Markdown is simply not *styled* the same as you are used to. Version 1.2.0 adds a feature where you can apply custom styling (CSS) for local markdown files; in the future I plan to add a feature to support standardized and custom styling for all markdown files. Eventually.
1) I am not sure what you mean. I was able to view Markdown with Linux (LF) line endings, and they look just the same. Please open an issue on the project in github and describe the problem you are seeing.
- by Firefox user 10391247, 4 years agoRated 1 out of 5Just remplaced Markdown Viewer on firefox 55.0.3 , OSX.
Does not recognize .md local files. Got FF asking what to do with the file.
Developer responseposted 4 years agoI'm sorry you are unable to use the addon as needed. But I believe the problem is that FF never hands over control of the document to the addon. Check Issue #2 on the github page where there are (links to) configuration steps which have worked on Linux. Perhaps they will work on OSX. Please try them and comment on the issue what steps you took and what happened. Thanks.
- by Firefox user 13102268, 4 years agoRated 5 out of 5I was perfectly satisfied with the older "markdown-viewer" add-on until I found
out it prevented FF's multi-process (aka e10s, electrolysis) feature.
Glad I found "markdown-viewer-webext"! It renders perfectly acceptable, but different, HTML.