Author Chinese Guobiao standards using Metanorma

Metanorma-GB is a document processor & standard for creating Chinese Standards.

It can also be used to generate Chinese local or sector standards, which have the same format; it formats the title page to have the correct metadata displayed.

Standards are generated from AsciiDoc-based markup in a way that is compliant with GB/T 1.1.


Across Metanorma-GB documentation, "GB standard" should be read as referring to any Chinese national, sector or local standard.

Beta flavor

The GB flavor of Metanorma is currently experimental and under active development.

While you could use it in production, some glitches are possible. We would greatly appreciate any such issues filed against the GitHub repository of metanorma-gb gem.

Quick start

  • Build Metanorma-GB documents with a command like this:

    metanorma --type gb -x html {my-document-filename.adoc}
  • Check out topics, references for authoring GB documents with Metanorma and AsciiGB markup language

If you’re new to Metanorma or AsciiDoc

Metanorma-GB flavor documentation should be treated in addition to general Metanorma documentation, and in addition to AsciiDoc format reference.