Does Acrolinx work with reStructuredText (ReSt) (*.rst) files?


reStructuredText (sometimes abbreviated as RSTReST, or reST) is a file format for textual data used primarily in the Python programming language community for technical documentation. 

Acrolinx can’t read reStructuredText (ReSt) (*.rst) files directly.


 You can preprocess the ReSt formats and send the content to Acrolinx as HTML.

Acrolinx reads some formats directly HTML, XML, TEXT.

At the moment, we'd recommend using the Acrolinx Command Line Interface.  You could do the preprocessing of the RST files yourselves, just as the CLI converts JSON, Properties, and Java formats. This article may also be useful: Supported Input Types   

We've got an increasing number of customers deploying Acrolinx in their agile development environments. Though developers could run the Acrolinx Command Line Interface manually, you can also integrate the Acrolinx checking into a build or publishing job. The result would be the URLs to the Scorecards and the writers could get a notification and use the feedback to correct their texts.