Acrolinx for GitHub - Supported Content

Supported File Types

Acrolinx for GitHub supports many of the file types that the Acrolinx Platform supports:

Content TypeConfiguration Key
Plain text"TEXT"
Markdown"MARKDOWN"
HTML"HTML"
XML"XML"
Java"JAVA"
Java Properties"PROPERTIES"
JSON files"JSON"
YAML files"YAML"
C and C++ files"CPP"


Acrolinx identifies file types by their extensions. If you don't want to check a certain file type, you can filter them out by configuring :ignored-filetypes.


The GitHub API delivers all files in UTF-8 encoding when downloading the raw content. This feature makes it possible to check files with different encodings (for example in ISO-8859-1) in your repositories.