https://www.duolingo.com/stingerbee12

Formatting Codes

<h1>Welcome!</h1>

Specifically for new Duolingo users who wonder how in certain comments or discussions, how certain text are bold or italicized or etc. Well this guide should help answer that question and shows examples!

Bold text: **Bold** which becomes Bold

Italic Text: *Italic* which becomes Italic

Quote Text: >Hello, World and all who inhabit it! which becomes

Hello, World and all who inhabit it!

(Once you are done quoting, just make a new line and don't use the ">" at beginning of new line)

Linking a URL: [Click Here](http://www.duolingo.com) becomes Click Here

In other words: [Whatever Text to Display to Click](URL of website]

Image Linking: ![](http://i.imgur.com/gicahZv.png) becomes

In other words: ![](Imgur URL of uploaded image)

(Remember to first upload your image to imgur and then copy the specific imgur link they give you and insert it properly. Don't forget the "!")

Unorganized List: * Test 1

* Test 2

(Sorry for the not properly indented explanation)

becomes

  • Test 1
  • Test 2

(Make sure there is a space after the asterisk or "*" and make sure you make a new line after each list. So basically every line should have an * and then space and then the name of list. Hope you understand. Sorry for the weird spaces in the unorganized list explanation. Highlighting mistakes)

There are more formatting codes but this is the basic to let you know on how the formatting works. I hope this guide helped you and if you see any errors or have questions, feel free to tell/ask. Thanks!


Also additional from Samsta! Thanks!

Extra from Samsta:

You could also add: ***Italics and Bold*** which becomes Italics and Bold and

This text is written by placing a back-tick ( ` ) on both sides of the selected text. (The back-tick can usually be found to the left of the 1 key, under the esc key [upper left corner])

April 12, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/makiminami
<h1>Thank you! This is x1000 AWESOME!!!</h1>

Duo, aren't

formatting

codes

JUST
SO MUCH FUN!!!

I agree.

Doesn't Duolingo rock?

Imgur


YES!!!

I know right?

July 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/-O__O-

测试一下

赞赞赞 (>▽<)

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Kreilyn

How did you did it?

November 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Bratamoli

Please work!

February 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/QueenLethargy

Thnx! I was wondering how people could do that!

April 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/OnesimusUnbound

I think DL uses markdown

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/procrastinitis

Thank you!

By the way, you can use any image URL.


"The venn diagram of boys who don't like smart girls and boys you don't want to date is a circle." -John Green

Testing, Testing, 1,2,3!

February 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CCLuna

Finally I found Hetalia in the comments! xD

October 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Rat_Writer

Thanks, I'm always forgetting these!

April 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Carolyn250

Thanks so much. Does it also work in immersion? For proper style, the names of books should be written in Italics, but I have not been doing that because I did not know how.

April 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta

It does not work in Immersion.

April 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/crlight

test
test
test

  • one

  • two

test

This is a test


<h1>Title</h1>
title

duolingo

All should live by this philosophy

crlight

November 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/vojo_rs
<h1>TESTING... :)</h1>

Homepage

May 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Yeph

This discussion should be listed in every discussion page after buttons "Post", "Cancel" with a title "Text formatting codes". Or maybe it should be listed somewhere else visible.

Text formatting codes near post

April 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Yeph

Or maybe introduce a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor. If you want to underline something, just press a button on the editor.

April 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjomeling

I wonder how that would integrate into the current programming, but yes WYSIWYG would be ideal!

April 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/stingerbee12

That would be very helpful. Nice suggestion. Thanks for the lingots everyone and especially the upvotes! The upvotes help make this discussion visible so thank you very much!

April 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjomeling

Another option would be a sidebar element/link on the discussion homepage (beneath your subscriptions etc.) or a "sticky post" at the top of every discussion page (as you suggested) with general forum guidelines, including these formatting options.

April 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/adamyoung97

You can follow it and then find it easily later :)

April 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AurosHarman

I'm finding that the blockquote feature will not work correctly on initial post -- the > symbol gets encoded as the &gt; entity. But then if I go back and edit and push it back to the symbol, it works. Very strange.

August 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Hucklebeary

Yeah man, I get this all the time. Very annoying.

September 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/allsey87

Hey, you need to have a closer look at the code that is used for dealing with links - the current code is destroying URLs, particularly those containing characters like &, = etc

February 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Kreilyn
<h1>I love learning languages {@style=color: green; front-size: large;} and that's all I like</h1>

Thanks to Duolingo for helping me with my main goal. {@style=color: blue}

I really need to work harder with my Dutch! {@style=color: red}

But it is so difficult to learn. {@style:color= orange}

I don't want to give up. {@style:color= orange}

November 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/nkn15

Testing:

July 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/arthur0703

Oh, how to make oblitirated text?

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JandersonSantos

teste


testetitstets

TESTE


teste


teste

  • teste
<h1>teste</h1>

teste

teste

teste

teste

TESTE

teste

teste

teste

teste

teste

teste

ttesttetsttetsttetstttetsttesttettestttestttetsttets

August 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta

You could also add:

***Italics and Bold*** which becomes Italics and Bold

and

This text is written by placing a back-tick ( ` ) on both sides of the selected text. (The back-tick can usually be found to the left of the 1 key, under the esc key [upper left corner])

and

--- which becomes: (the line below)


April 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Kreilyn

I loved it

November 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AlmogL

Awsome!

April 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tanay_b

FORMATTING SUMMARIZED

<h1>Title Level 1 using 1 hashtag</h1>

Title Level 2 using 2 hashtags

Title Level 3 using 3 hashtags

Title Level 4 using 4 hashtags

Title Level 5 using 5 hashtags
Title Level 6 using 6 hashtags

Italics One asterisk(*) before and after text
Bold Two asterisks(**) before and after text
Bold and Italics Three asterisks(***) before and after text
No Formatting One backtick before and after text
--- Lists For lists, keep one blank line between the list items and the text before it
Unordered:

  • Item1 One asterisk(*) followed by a blank space before text
  • Item 2

Ordered:

  1. Item1 Just the number followed by a dot(.) and a blank space before the text
  2. Item2

Quote, this is a quote. One greater than sign (>) before the text

This is what you do to
start a new line. Two blank spaces after the first line

And this is what you do to

start a new paragraph. A blank line between two lines of text


Links [Linked Text](URL of website)

![Image Caption](Image URL)

April 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/StuffieStephie

One more thing that I didn't see mentioned here, if you want to link to a user's page from their username [luis](luis) produces luis

June 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LiFicreator45

I didn't really get the LEVEL3,4,5,6 us of hashtags can you please explain again?

September 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/germano_germino

Hasthags are the "#" letter which are used to categorize so for example:
if I put "######" directly before a word without a space it looks like this:

6hashtags###### .

But I just found out that it only works in a new line - eiher a new paragraph, or the way you create a new line is to add 2 empty spaces at the end of the last line.

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

The more hashtags you put the smaller the title gets from the originally really big one,

April 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/comradezack

Thanks, it helps tremendously to have these all in one place!

April 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/felixandzelda

About the lines in your comment, I have a question, can you please help me?

May 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tanay_b

Use ---


Do you see this?

May 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/nkn15

thanks!

July 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/chacham2

Underlines also make italics.

February 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Marc_B

Let me try this... BOLD ITALICS BOLD AND ITALICS : ) : ) : )\ an immersion document about monopoly : ) This is awesome! I will follow this post so that I can come back to review this when I need to, Thanks so much! : )

May 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ZL321
<h1>this is a test.</h1>
May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ex3mity

Sorry I did not understand how to highlight, could you explain me please?

October 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rakusin

merci beaucoup

May 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

I'm bookmarking this. Thanks!

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/panagiotis_ts

Hi! Can you write how you made this line above the "Also additional from Samsta! Thanks !"

December 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/linguisticat

Thank you very much stingerbee12 this has been extremely helpful.

I would just add that if you want to include the asterisk or the greater than symbol (or any other special character) you can do so by adding the backslash or antislash "\" thus \* will display the *.

December 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/TheWiseTurtle

Yes, just like in many programming and scripting languages.

Bash Scripting: cd My\ Folder

AppleScript: display dialog "He said, \"Hello, World!\""

June 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty

*look, I write with asterisks and nothing happens...*
* maybe I'm magical *

January 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

You are using the backslash before the asterisk, aren't you?

April 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/truelefty

*No... XD But that one works, too *

April 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Freakin_Boss

I always wondered how to do this!

April 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BubMiner123

Lemme try.

This is a test. This is another test.

May 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Philip

you mean like this

June 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/thenick.

Thanks soo much

November 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot

must we use imgur ..

are there other ways of putting down pictures

!(http://imgur.com/gallery/lseL6TS)

ITALIC

bold

Bold

BOLD

April 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/BillofKempsey

No. Any valid URL works.

Yours was not quite right. Should have been ![Cat](http://i.imgur.com/lseL6TS.jpg) Cat

In Firefox, right click the image and choose View Image Info. You will see that the full filename included ".jpg". (Other browsers are probably similar.) You also missed the text element "[ ]", which is required even if empty.

April 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjomeling

Right clicks often give you the option to copy the image source URL directly. I am a mac user, so I can't speak for PCs but right clicking an image should also give you these options...

Chrome: "Copy Image URL"

Firefox: "Copy Image Location"

Safari: "Copy Image Address"

April 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Bruce_Wayne_Co

Awesome!

April 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Tengo_una_alma

Lines!

Are!

Fun!

April 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/QueenLethargy

MADE THIS!

April 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Bratamoli

I also use Google Translate to learn more. (Or surprisingly often to help someone who speaks a different language--just did that today with some Serbian gentleman, actually.)

February 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BillofKempsey

Should you have used ![ ](http://i.imgur.com/RgKW2EC.png)?

April 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/QueenLethargy

It came out wrong.

April 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/_M.Taylor

ill be honest i done before !

January 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/felixandzelda

Thank U very much! I made a version in Simplified Chinese according to yours! Click Here to have a look!

May 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Awesum_Domo

HI

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT

Yay, thank you so much! duolingo main page

August 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/panagiotis_ts

I've done whatever you write here but still can't upload photos!

September 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/HolyT
  • 1613

I'm trying to post a base64 image. I'm using this code:

![Name of image] &lt;img src='data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAQANUqALHX/HaZtrfa/Lrc/fL1+V13lcDf/Vpwiejz/rTZ/O72/4GnwmF8m362N4S8O4/EROr0//z9/pa805XJSEhacZLHR2eHp+fz/onAP5DFRZbKSubv9/n6/IC4OIvAQHqzM5fLS77e/ZvN/OLq9KvU+6TR+3KsLVNle+zx9////////wAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACH5BAEAACoALAAAAAAQABAAAAaMQJUqRUwJj8hjymQqOo3CImhSXCwCAQt0qak8MM0IYTMaFYzLjMfRMEEMhlBoRGA4Ox+FAhEaCEIABGcpEksmCnF+CQAkgkQLHAgIFwKLJCQlJSMHRAEofQKMmCUiIiMnnSiKjJmlpqhDniizsyIls7BRDAwFBwcnuBRQSk/AuUlJKSfHyEjKw83Ow0EAOw'/&gt;

I've tried several variations and I just can't get the image to show. What is wrong with the syntax? Thank you.

July 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HolyT
  • 1613

OK, here's what I need to do:

  1. One space after the [Name of image] and the opening parenthesis.
  2. Use parentheses instead of < and />.
  3. Start with "date:image/gif. . . " and leave off everything else. Leave off the quotation marks.

Here is the correct format:

![Name of image] (data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAQANUqALHX/HaZtrfa/Lrc/fL1+V13lcDf/Vpwiejz/rTZ/O72/4GnwmF8m362N4S8O4/EROr0//z9/pa805XJSEhacZLHR2eHp+fz/onAP5DFRZbKSubv9/n6/IC4OIvAQHqzM5fLS77e/ZvN/OLq9KvU+6TR+3KsLVNle+zx9////////wAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACH5BAEAACoALAAAAAAQABAAAAaMQJUqRUwJj8hjymQqOo3CImhSXCwCAQt0qak8MM0IYTMaFYzLjMfRMEEMhlBoRGA4Ox+FAhEaCEIABGcpEksmCnF+CQAkgkQLHAgIFwKLJCQlJSMHRAEofQKMmCUiIiMnnSiKjJmlpqhDniizsyIls7BRDAwFBwcnuBRQSk/AuUlJKSfHyEjKw83Ow0EAOw)

I still don't know what exactly the "Name of image" string does, though.

July 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

It gets displayed instead of the image for those who have turned image loading off or use text browsers.

July 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HolyT
  • 1613

Thanks!

July 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HolyT
  • 1613

Name of image

July 7, 2015
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