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Application: govspeak-preview

A small rails app for previewing the GOV.UK Markdown variant Govspeak


A tiny app for previewing and converting Govspeak.

Govspeak is a Markdown-derived mark-up language used by GOV.UK.

Updating the guide

You can find the source files for the guide at

This guide is for GOV.UK content designers based at GDS.

It shows how Govspeak looks on the GOV.UK website in mainstream formats.

The guide also says when to use the various types of Govspeak, such as the different callout styles.


It’s hosted on Heroku, and automatically deployed when main changes.

Running locally

./ --live


MIT License