Testing markdown locally with pandoc and xelatex

The best way for testing locally documents in Markdown is to use pandoc with latex-engine:

pandoc README.md --latex-engine=/Library/TeX/texbin/xelatex -o g.pdf && o g.pdf

Notice: the generated pdf will slightly differ from what you see in github/gitlab.

For MacOS, you will need to install mactex and pandoc.