github asciidoctor/asciidoctor v1.5.5

Primarily a bug, compatibility, and security fix release, this update also introduces a full set of translations for built-in labels thanks to our awesome community! Additionally, during this release cycle, @diguage contributed a Chinese translation of the README and @Mizuho32 contributed a Japanese translation of the README.


Asciidoctor is also packaged for Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Alpine Linux, and OpenSUSE. Please use the system's package manager to install the package named asciidoctor.



  • Add preference to limit the maximum size of an attribute value (#1861)
  • Honor SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH environment variable to accomodate reproducible builds (@JojoBoulix) (#1721)
  • Add reversed attribute to ordered list if reversed option is enabled (#1830)
  • Add support for additional docinfo locations (e.g., :header)
  • Configure default stylesheet to break monospace word if exceeds length of line; add roles to prevent breaks (#1814)
  • Introduce translation file for built-in labels (@ciampix)
  • Provide translations for built-in labels in 21 languages:
    • kr - @JmyL
    • it - @ciampix
    • bg - @ivannov
    • da - @maxandersen
    • pt - @radcortez
    • es - @eddumelendez
    • jp - @leathersole
    • no - @aslakknutsen
    • fa - @shahryareiv
    • ru - @AlexanderZobkov
    • zh - @dongwq
    • pt_BR - @rmpestano
    • fr - @ncomet
    • fi - @lgvz
    • hu - @patoi
    • sr - @BojanStipic
    • de - @fwilhe
    • tr - @rahmanusta
    • ca - @abelsromero
    • ar - @aboullaite
    • nl - @roelvs
  • Translate README to Chinese (@diguage)
  • Translate README to Japanese (@Mizuho32)


  • Style nested emphasized phrases properly when using default stylesheet (#1691)
  • Honor explicit table width even when autowidth option is set (#1843)
  • Only explicit noheader option on table should disable implicit table header (#1849)
  • Support docbook orient="land" attribute on tables (#1815)
  • Add alias named list to retrieve parent List of ListItem
  • Update push_include method to support chaining (#1836)
  • Enable font smoothing on Firefox on OSX (#1837)
  • Support combined use of sectanchors and sectlinks in HTML5 output (#1806)
  • fix API docs for find_by
  • Upgrade to Font Awesome 4.6.3 (@allenan, @mogztter) (#1723)
  • README: add install instructions for Alpine Linux
  • README: Switch yum commands to dnf in README
  • README: Mention Mint as a Debian distro that packages Asciidoctor
  • README: Add caution advising against using gem update to update a system-managed gem (@oddhack)
  • README: sync French version with English version (@flashcode)
  • Add missing endline after title element when converting open block to HTML
  • Move list_marker_keyword method from AbstractNode to AbstractBlock
  • Rename definition list to description list internally


  • Support 6-digit decimal char refs, 5-digit hexidecimal char refs (#1824)
  • Compatibility fixes for Opal
  • Check for number using Integer instead of Fixnum class for compatibility with Ruby 2.4

Bug fixes

  • Use method_defined? instead of respond_to? to check if method is already defined when patching (#1838)
  • Fix invalid conditional in HTML5 converter when handling of SVG
  • Processor#parse_content helper no longer shares attribute list between blocks (#1651)
  • Fix infinite loop if unordered list marker is immediately followed by a dot (#1679)
  • Don't break SVG source when cleaning if svg start tag name is immediately followed by endline (#1676)
  • Prevent template converter from crashing if .rb file found in template directory (#1827)
  • Fix crash when generating section ID when both idprefix & idseparator are blank (#1821)
  • Use stronger CSS rule for general text color in Pygments stylesheet (#1802)
  • Don't duplicate forward slash for path relative to root (#1822)


  • Build gem properly in the absense of a git workspace, make compatible with JRuby (#1779)
  • Run tests in CI using latest versions of Ruby, including Ruby 2.3 (@ferdinandrosario)

Release meta

Released on: 2016-10-05
Released by: @mojavelinux
Release beer: Boulevard Rye-on-Rye X - Sazerac (2016)

Logs: resolved issues | full diff


Thanks to the following people who contributed to this release:

@JmyL, @ciampix, @ivannov, @maxandersen, @radcortez, @eddumelendez, @leathersole, @aslakknutsen, @shahryareiv, @AlexanderZobkov, @dongwq, @rmpestano, @ncomet, @lgvz, @patoi, @BojanStipic, @fwilhe, @rahmanusta, @abelsromero, @aboullaite, @roelvs, @gjtorikian, @thoragan, @pavs, @bk2204, @jojoboulix, @mogztter and @andya9.

A very special thanks to all the awesome supporters of the Asciidoctor Salt campaign who provided critical funding for the development of this release as well as ongoing development of the project.

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