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[GUIDE] Formatting in Duolingo

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Text:

  • Italic text:
    *Italic* becomes Italic
    _Italic_ becomes Italic
  • Bold text:
    **bold** becomes bold
  • Bold & Italic text:
    ***bold & italic*** becomes bold & italic
  • Strike through text
    ~~Strikethrough~~ becomes Strikethrough

More information about Formatting



NOTE:

  • This is based on the excellent works of hyllning's posts, that you can view here:
    https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/13978562 This is an update to the information that Hyllning covered, as we now have new features available for formatting.
  • and also from knowledge from the ever amazing Jrikhal ιροp usagip iGuide iGuidef iGuideFormatting iguideMarkdown last updated 22 Oct 2018
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Embedded list

  • item 1
    • subitem 1
    • subitem 2
      • subsubitem 1
        • subsubsubitem 1
        • subsubsubitem 2
          • subsubsubsubitem 1
          • subsubsubsubitem 2
          • subsubsubsubitem 3
            • subsubsubsubsubitem 1
          • subsubsubsubitem 1
    • subitem 1
  • item 2
    • subitem 1
      • subsubitem 1
    • subitem 2
    • subitem 3
  • item 3
  • item 4

How to do this:

  • Start the first item with a - followed by a space, then type your first item
  • Sub-items must start with FOUR spaces then * followed by a space, then type your first sub-item
  • Sub-sub-items must start with EIGHT spaces then * followed by a space then type your first sub-sub-item
  • Sub-sub-sub-items must start with TWELVE spaces then * followed by a space, then type your first sub-sub-sub-item and so on.

Example code

Index of "[bracket codes]" used in explanation.

[ 4] : 4 blank spaces
[ . 8 .] : 8 blank spaces
[ . .12 . ] : 12 blank spaces
[ . . . 16 . . ] : 16 blank spaces
[ . . . . 20 . . . ] : 20 blank spaces

Example

- item 1
[ 4]* subitem 1
[ 4]* subitem 2
[ . 8 .]* subsubitem 1
[ . .12 . ]* subsubsubitem 1
[ . .12 . ]* subsubsubitem 2
[ . . . 16 . . ]* subsubsubsubitem 1
[ . . . 16 . . ]* subsubsubsubitem 2
[ . . . 16 . . ]* subsubsubsubitem 3
[ . . . . 20 . . . ]* subsubsubsubsubitem 1
[ . . . 16 . . ]* subsubsubsubitem 1
[ 4]* subitem 1
- item 2
[ 4]* subitem 1
[ . 8 .]* subsubitem 1
[ 4]* subitem 2
[ 4]* subitem 3
- item 3
- item 4


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  • Check
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EDIT: I just noticed that it doesn't work above 16. For example, 20 spaces doesn't work: Example:

<pre> - Check </pre>

AP4418

1 month ago

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With *:

  • test

    • test

      • test

With -:

  • test

    • test

      • test

I think * and - are interchangeable.

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ohhh - thank you for this update on my, and also OUR shared knowledge :D

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Testing

  • item 1

    • subitem 1
    • subitem 2
  • Item 2

    • subitem 1
    • subitem 2
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( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) text faces

( ͡ᵔ ͜ʖ ͡ᵔ ) ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ ♥‿♥
(˘▾˘) ◉_◉ ◕‿↼
(─‿‿─) \(•◡•) / (✿´‿`)
๏̯͡๏﴿ (^̮^) ^̮^
◔̯◔ ﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿ ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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(◕‿◕✿) THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

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You are welcome Dessert-Rose <3 :kangahug:

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With ¯\_(ツ)_/¯:

¯_(ツ)_/¯

With `¯\(ツ)/¯:

¯\(ツ)

With ¯\\\_(ツ)_/¯:

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Spacing:

There are two types of spacing that you can use between lines of text or images.

Single Spacing

Single Spacing is what you'd use to have text right underneath the previous line. Press the [Space Bar] twice, or have two spaces after your text, and then click [Enter]. That will result in no space between the two lines of text.
Space + Space + Enter_key

Example:

Test I
Test II

Double Spacing

A very common way of spacing. And perfect for creating a new paragraph. Press the [Enter] key twice after a line of text / code.
Enter_key + Enter_key

Example:

Test I

Test II


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Tables

|left aligned|centred|right aligned|
|:-|:|-:|
|row 1|row 1|row 1|
|row 2|row 2|row 2|
|row 3|row 3|row 3|

left aligned centered right aligned
row 1 row 1 row 1
row 2 row 2 row 2
row 3 row 3 row 3

ps. you can get fancy and add in pictures, and links to other resources. Also add colors to your tables.


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Hey Linda, you said we can add colors to a table? Do you mean give the tables (gray, white, gray, white) another alternating color group (e.g. pink, blue, pink, blue)? :D AP4418

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To a table, you can have the writing in the table shown in different colors.

Green Red Banana
blue Banana blue

Or change the color of every letter in a sentence.

Though it is a hefty amount of coding.


Code for the table above

|[color=#7AC70C]Green[/color]|[color=#D33131]Red[/color]|[color=#FFB020]Banana[/color] |:-:|:-:|:-:| |[color=#1CB0F6]blue[/color]|[color=#FFB020]Banana[/color]|[color=#1CB0F6]blue[/color]|

Code for the sentence

[color=#7AC70C]O[/color][color=#D33131]r [/color][color=#FFB020]c[/color][color=#1CB0F6]h[/color][color=#7AC70C]a[/color][color=#D33131]n[/color][color=#FFB020]g[/color][color=#1CB0F6]e[/color] [color=#7AC70C]the[/color] [color=#D33131]color[/color] of every letter in a [color=#FFB020]sentence.[/color]

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Thank you!

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This all makes me think ... you could develop a spreadsheet that would assist in reducing the time taken in coding ..... hmmmm ... If I create it, I will share it here for people to copy. Or perhaps someone else might like to create it.

Also, it is always a pleasure to chat with you ❀Amy❀

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Images

A simple way to show images in Discussions.

Use image links that have .png, .jpg, .gif, etc. in their URL. You cannot use images from your computer, you'll need a link to an image that is stored up on the WWW.

Basic

  • ![](URL of image)

Optional Text

  • !["optional text"](URL of image)

Clickable

  • [!["optional text"](URL of image)](URL redirect)
  • [![](URL of image)](URL redirect)

Examples:

⁵ THE "URL redirect" IS THE LINK THAT YOU WANT THE IMAGE TO GO TO WHEN CLICKED.

HOW IT LOOKS..

  • Regular: it shows an image.
    ![](URL of image)

  • Clickable: click on this and it will take you to Tiny Cards.
    [![](URL of image)](URL redirect)
    optional text

You might want to host your image somewhere so you can get a URL to link to. In that case, many people use free services like imgur (make sure you adjust your album's privacy settings so the image is not public)

Some countries, such as Turkey have recently blocked access to imgur. Other resources that you could also check out are https://postimages.org/ ; https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-imgur-alternatives-for-uploading-sharing-images/


And to tease you further, check out how you can reference and make your own moving gifs.


What is a URL ?
URL : is the address of a World Wide Web page.

If you look in the address bar at the top of your web browser you will see this URL reference information.

Also see: How to get a URL

ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL


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Boom! Wanna work on some TinyCards? Click on the GIF!

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What did you type to get that comment? I wish there were a "source" button that one could use on Duolingo to see the source of a post or comment, like how Reddit Enhancement Suite, an extension for Reddit, allows one to see the source of a post or comment.

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Wait, I should've read Kanga's comment before trying to ask lol

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How to leave hidden tags in your comments

This is something I have been playing with for a while. And now I am trying to work out how to explain it. And why this can be a useful tool to use.

You can use the picture formatting code to also embed tags in your comments that are discoverable by the Duolingo search engine.

This can be a very useful device to assist in documenting your own posts.

for example:

inside square brackets
![inside square brackets](https://i.imgur.com/xe1RdYG.png)

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Colors

color text Put it between [color=xxx][/color] tags, like [color=xxx]this[/color], where you replace xxx by:

  • one of the default colors's name the color's Hex identifier, like #7AC70C for Kiwi Green

exampe
[color=#7AC70C]Kiwi Green[/color]

Also check out https://www.duolingo.com/design/ .


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When creating resources within the forums, for Duolingo, if you are using color it can be fun to follow https://www.duolingo.com/design/

This is a table that approximately converts the standard Hex color codes to RGB.

For other Formating advice, check out: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/28284738$comment_id%3D28284898

HEX RGB
KIWI
#7AC70C 122,199,12
#8EE000 142,224,0
#BFF199 191,241,153
BLUEBERRY
#1CB0F6 28,176,246
#14D4F4 20,212,244
#BCE9FF 188,233,255
RASPBERRY
#D33131 211,49,49
#E53B3B 229,59,59
#FF9797 255,151,151
BANANA
#FFB020 255,176,32
#FFC300 255,195,0
#FFF277 255,242,119
PUMPKIN
#FA811B 250,129,27
#FF9400 255,148,0
#FFCF7A 255,207,122
JELLY
#8549BA 133,73,186
#A560EB 165,96,235
#CA94FF 202,148,255
COCOA
#864E1B 134,78,27
#A86425 168,100,37
#DEAC5F 222,172,95

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Test

Test

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To show your embedded Code (and to highlight)

Code-Block Text:
This is useful, to show what coding you might have used in formatting your post.
It means your code is not translated into an action. Instead it shows the code.
Or when you want to highlight something in yellow :D
ՙCodeՙ becomes Code

or you can use the backslash \
\code
will show the code without highlighting it yellow.

nb, this is using the grave accent key. When used in programming it is often referred to this as the back tick key. On many keyboards it shares its key with ~ , known as a tilde accent diacritic by many of us and is often located in the top left corner of a keyboard.

The alt code for ` is 96.


To show back tick ` key at the start of a line

\ `
i.e. [backslash '\'] + [backtick `]

This gives you :
`

Why you would want to use a back tick ` , to have it shown in text, I do not know.
The back tick ` is different to the standard use of apostrophe (‘). The apostrophe on most English keyboards is located two keys to the right of the "L" key.


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How to start a line with the grave accent `

Type:
\`
i.e. ( backslash + grave accent ).

This will give you:
`
`test with backslash + backtick + text.
`test with backslash + two backticks around text`

\test with two backlashes + two backticks around text

\`test with three backslashes + two backticks`

note:
the backslash will remove other special characters, such as [ ] ( )
while the backtick will show the formatting code, including special characters.

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Thank you, lindakanga! I had no clue that highlighting was even a thing!

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Separator Lines:

Used a lot for organization in Discussion posts.

There are multiple codes for Separator Lines, [ - - - ] is one you can use. Just make sure to use it in its own line.

Code:

---

Creates:


and so on ...


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Special Characters

The grave key

Keyboards and Alt codes.

Other Keyboards:
- German
- French
- Italian
- Spanish - Int.Keyboard-overview

note: sometime later in this next week or two I am intending to do a master post on the US International Keyboard, and its special characters. (though I have a "hop" I need to do to Belgium soon, and then one to Portugal - so I might be "out" on this schedule, it might take me longer. ;P
Also to investigate and do a post on the UK International Keyboard.


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Common accents for Latin - in alphabetical order

note: only the codes highlighted in yellow will work, with your "NumLock" key NOT turned on. So heads up people, when using Alt codes you SHOULD turn on your "NumLock" key ;)

Lowercase Uppercase
Alt '#' Desc. Alt '#'
0225 á acute 0193 Á
0224 à grave 0192 À
0226 â circumflex 0194 Â
0227 ã tilde 0195 Ã
0228 ä umlaut 0196 Ä
0231 ç cedilla 0199 Ç
0233 é acute 0201 É
0232 è grave 0200 È
0234 ê circumflex 0202 Ê
0235 ë umlaut 0203 Ë
0237 í acute 0205 Í
0236 ì grave 0204 Ì
0238 î circumflex 0206 Î
0239 ï umlaut 0207 Ï
164 ñ tilde 165 Ñ
0243 ó acute 0211 Ó
0242 ò grave 0210 Ò
0244 ô circumflex 0212 Ô
0245 õ tilde 0213 Õ
0246 ö umlaut 0214 Ö
0154 š caron 0138 Š
0249 ù acute 0218 Ú
0252 ü grave 0217 Ù
0250 ú circumflex 0219 Û
0251 û umlaut 0220 Ü
0253 ý acute 0221 Ý
0255 ÿ umlaut 0159 Ÿ
0158 ž caron 0142 Ž

Common accents for Latin - in type order

Lowercase Uppercase
Alt '#' Desc. Alt '#'
0225 á acute 0193 Á
0233 é acute 0201 É
0237 í acute 0205 Í
0243 ó acute 0211 Ó
0249 ù acute 0218 Ú
0253 ý acute 0221 Ý
0154 š caron 0138 Š
0158 ž caron 0142 Ž
0231 ç cedilla 0199 Ç
0226 â circumflex 0194 Â
0234 ê circumflex 0202 Ê
0238 î circumflex 0206 Î
0244 ô circumflex 0212 Ô
0250 ú circumflex 0219 Û
0224 à grave 0192 À
0232 è grave 0200 È
0236 ì grave 0204 Ì
0242 ò grave 0210 Ò
0252 ü grave 0217 Ù
0227 ã tilde 0195 Ã
164 ñ tilde 165 Ñ
0245 õ tilde 0213 Õ
0228 ä umlaut 0196 Ä
0235 ë umlaut 0203 Ë
0239 ï umlaut 0207 Ï
0246 ö umlaut 0214 Ö
0251 û umlaut 0220 Ü
0255 ÿ umlaut 0159 Ÿ

Note: these are the commonly used English names for these characters. I am amassing a reference of comparison for the names other languages refer to these symbols. Also, keeping my eye out for ones I may have missed. Feel free to tell me of any errors. Roos make errors you see, and they like to have them fixed. I also intend to include the codes that the International US Keyboard uses to also access these characters ( watch this space ;P )

How to use Alt codes ? Check out https://accentcodes.com/


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Superscript and subscript numbers

These are useful to have access to when referencing things in a post.
Also, don't forget to turn on your "NumLock" when entering Alt keys ;P

# Alt codes
¹ 7419 ; 0185
² 7421 ; 253 ; 0178
³ 7420 ; 0179

Other than using word processes such as Google documents or Open office, etc., you could use things like :

Here also is the output for numbers, that you can also copy and paste from here:

| ⁰ ¹ ² ³ ⁴ ⁵ ⁶ ⁷ ⁸ ⁹
| ₀ ₁ ₂ ₃ ₄ ₅ ₆ ₇ ₈ ₉

How to use Alt codes ? Check out https://accentcodes.com/


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I kinda wish Duolingo could have built-in ways to format superscript like Reddit does, so we wouldn't have to rely on outside sources to generate separate characters for us.

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Currency Alt codes

symbol code Description
¤ Alt+0164 Currency
¢ Alt+155 Cent
$ Alt+36 Dollar Sign
Alt+0128 Euro
ƒ Alt+159 Fank / Gulder
Alt+158 Peseta
£ Alt+156 Pound
¥ Alt+157 Yen

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Quotes:

To make a Quote, you'll need to use [>]⁴ for each one that you would like to create. You can make it one line, continuous, or nested (see below).

Basic Quote

Quote

Code:

> Quote

(If you only want a quote in a line and want the next line to be normal, just don't use the [>] in the next line)

Continuous Quoting

This is what you would use for multiple lines (each with quotes) in a single paragraph, forming a nice, clean, uniform line.

Line I

Line II

Line III

Code:

> Line I

> Line II

> Line III

and so on..

Nested Quoting

Nested quoting is what you would use if you'd like to have quotes inside another. In order to do this, you'll need to increase the number of [>] by one for each line you want to "nest".

Test 1

Test 2

Test 3

Code:

>Test 1

>>Test 2

>>>Test 3

and so on..

⁴ ON SOME PLATFORMS, YOUR [>] COULD NOT SHOW UP. JUST EDIT YOUR POST BY REPLACING THOSE AGAIN AND IT SHOULD FIX TO BECOME CORRECT QUOTES.

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Bullets:

Used for organization and for listing items.

Non-Organized

  • Text
  • Text

( you can use instead a single * , instead of the - )

Code:

- Text

- Text

and so on..

Organized

For automatically numbered bullets, the first line must be pre-numbered. Type [1.] (and your text) for the first line, then every line after that, you'll only need to type [-] for it to number itself.

  1. Test 1

  2. Test 2

  3. Test 3

Code:

1. Test 1

- Test 2

- Test 3

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Links:

Basic Link

[text](URL)

Example:


Duolingo Linking

  • You can always just use the regular URL Link, if you'd like, but this is how to name and hyperlink them.

Duolingo Links are the same as regular links, but replacing forum.duolingo.com in the URL with a Forward Slash [ / ].

Essentially:

You can use these with Duolingo pages, just start with [ / ] before your "link text".

Example:

Also see: How to get a URL


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What is a URL ?

URL : is the address of a World Wide Web page.

If you look in the address bar at the top of your web browser you will see this URL reference information.

For more information, also see: How to get a URL

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL


Thank you for your patience as I embellish the information about links.

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I have been trying to format the link as a word like your first example, but I haven't been able to. I'm always forced to use the regular URL.

For example, Collins [retablir] becomes Collins [retablir][https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/french-english/rétablir] . (There is no space between the first closed bracket and the second open bracket.) Is there another way to do this?

4 weeks ago

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The first part needs left and right brackets. [first part]

The second part needs left and right parenthesizes.

(second part).

Collins retablir

second part has in parenthesizes

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/french-english/rétablir

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Thanks! For some odd reason, the curve in the parentheses appears straight when it is next to a bracket. Must be an optical illusion for me

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How did you make your table of contents? You need the comment ID from each of your comments to be able to link to them - how did you obtain the comment IDs?

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I guess from e-mail notifications
¯(ツ)

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That is one way. To get the link from your e-mail notifications.

And this is an issue I am wanting to dust down and post again here. For there is also another way.
I will return to the link for this sometime today.
However I am not happy with how I have explained it in the other spot. I am intending to rewrite it.

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/6147442

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Ah, thank you. The key is "inspect element". Nice trick.

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Mostly using DL on Android I forgot about that, thanks for reminding me. And you are indeed right, for the mail notifications a second account is required.

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Actually this wouldn't work because you don't get an email when you comment in the thread, so you wouldn't know your comment ID. You'd only know the comment IDs for other users who post in it.

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It is useful to do this - if you are wishing to link to others comment posts.
This is also something I seek to do - to highlight the work of others.

Though at times this has, of course, backfired on me, as the posts I have linked to have been removed. So I also try to be cautious in this regard, and of course choose to NEVER be angry about this ( and learn to accept my sadness ) ( though that is always - a work in progress for me ;P )

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What about how to make non-clickable links? ^^

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

You could make use of this in your guide, to prevent web addresses in your examples from being unwantedly automatically turned into clickable links.

For example:

[Duolingo](https://www.duolingo.com)
[Duolingo](https://www.duolingo.com)

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ok so what is the "code" you have used between making a clickable link, or a non clickable link ?
It is not clear to me with what you have posted above.

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It's more of a trick rather than there being any formatting code for this. I'm hoping people might have a go at figuring out how I did this themselves... Still, I'll leave the answer below anyway. ^^

* spoiler *
https://www.duolingo*.*com

Or, a more risky version for perfectionists:
https://www.duolingo[color=#4c4c4c].[/color]com

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ooooh - you are tricky testmoogle ;P

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Hehe. ^^

Btw, I forgot to provide the answer to the other example I used – how to get it working inside your yellow highlighted text. To do this is a little trickier:

`[Duolingo](https://www.duolingo`*`.`*`com)`

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I have just fallen in "roo" love with you testmoogle ;P
As in you are BRILLIANT and INSPIRATIONAL !

Thank you for this tip !

: roo hurries away and makes some more notes, as a roo is likely to do, and wonders how they help themselves and others to use this extreme shared skill :

Again THANK YOU !

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Brilliant!

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  • Underline text
    Markdown code does not provide a syntax for underlined characters. This may be as underlined is reserved for hyperlinks, though this is just a guess on my behalf.

Workarounds:

a̲b̲c̲d̲e̲f̲g̲h̲i̲j̲k̲l̲m̲n̲o̲p̲q̲r̲s̲t̲u̲v̲w̲x̲y̲z̲0̲1̲2̲3̲4̲5̲6̲7̲8̲9̲ A̲B̲C̲D̲E̲F̲G̲H̲I̲J̲K̲L̲M̲N̲O̲P̲Q̲R̲S̲T̲U̲V̲W̲X̲Y̲Z̲

Possible external references to convert text to underline :


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Header heading 5 does allow for underlining, but of course, it only works as a header, so one can't have underlined text and non-underlined text in the same line.

#####Heading 5 at the beginning of a line produces

Heading 5

This does not work #####in the middle of a sentence

Edit: Apparently header heading 5 uses underlining in Reddit (that's where I based my claim from) but not in Duolingo. I just tested all of the other headers (1 to 6) and none of them use underlining in Duolingo.

Edit 2: Apparently it's called a "heading", not a "header".

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Thanks for testing the limits out.
Yes - different platforms have different variations of Markdown.
And yes, it is worth checking things out. Also things change over time. Which is also why I have posted this Format Guide, so that I can keep it up to date.
For also the expression of Markdown in Duolingo I have experienced changes over time.
And some of the older guides to Formatting do not reflect these changes, nor cover all the options that I like to be able to have access to.

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Titles:

Titles are often used at the beginning of Discussion posts and at the beginning of segments in posts.

  • ##Title No. I - 2 # keys:

Title No. I - 2 # keys:

  • ###Title NO. II - 3#keys:

Title NO. II - 3#keys:

  • ####Title No. III - 4#keys:

Title No. III - 4#keys:

  • #####Title No. IV - 5#keys:
Title No. IV - 5#keys:
  • ######Title NO. V - 6#keys:
Title NO. V - 6#keys:

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7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/letterlover13

Woah! Thanks!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SchilSam1

You're honestly a life-saver, have a lingot for sure!

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Thank you all of you for your compliments. I do really appreciate them, and they also do encourage me. And some of you I know so well, and so enjoy seeing your voices celebrating things.

Though I have done this for a couple of selfish reasons that motivate me.

  1. I wanted a resource like this, so I could look it up. For yes, at times I also forget some of these things we can do to assist formatting things in Duolingo.
  2. I love seeing informative, well constructed and easy to read posts by others, about language learning. Which means these are tools that others will also benefit from. And this also benefits me and my language learning.

Thank you EACH ONE OF YOU, for your amazing participation for your language learning, and in assisting others with their language learning.

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You're AWESOME, lindakanga! Thank you so much for this!

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https://www.duolingo.com/le_tra-jeudi

Thank you

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Thank you!

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How do you find a page URL ? : Generaly

  1. Locate the page you want to find.
  2. In your browser’s address bar at the top of the page, click once to select the entire URL. Copy the URL by right-clicking it and then selecting Copy. Paste the URL by right-clicking it and then selecting Paste. ( or "Ctrl + C" )

How do you get a published image URL ?

  1. Locate the image you want.
  2. Right-click the image. Depending on what system you’re using, select the image URL by clicking one of these:
    • Chrome: Copy image address
    • Safari: Copy image address
    • Internet Explorer: Properties and then Copy the URL address shown
    • Firefox: Copy image location

Alternate reference (AltRef): https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/63758?hl=en

(hold on to your horses ... more to come ;P )

![](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e3/Animhorse.gif/300px-Animhorse.gif)

ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_animation


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How do I find the URL of a Response Post to Discussion page in Duolingo?

This is how to reference the URL in Duolingo of a Response Post to the original Header Post (HP) of a discussion. To locate the URL of HP, refer above to HOW DO YOU FIND A PAGE URL ?

  1. Locate the discussion (HP) Take a note of the HP URL address, say in a separate clip board/note pad. Or say on the header of new browser window. Whatever works best for you. It will look something like
    https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/888888
    where 888888 is the reference number of the HP.
  2. Locate the Response Post (RP) that you wish to reference.
  3. Move your mouse to click on the RP, to highlight a word in the post.

    This is to help insure you are in the "current property" (correct location). Then,

  4. Select "Inspect element". Do this by right clicking on your mouse, to display a pop up window that at the bottom will display the option "inspect" Click on this option. ( or "Cntrl+Shift+i" )

    Another panel will display to either the right or bottom of the window.

  5. Most likely, the "Elements" tab on the top will be selected.
    Then there should be tab menu, that should include things such as :
    html body #root div div div main div section div div div div div #999999.XXXXX ...
    (ps. and yes as a heads up, in my google chrome - it is written in purple ;P ) It is the number, whatever the number is #999999 that you are needing to note.
  6. If you click on the tab #999999 it will also show you code in the inspection window above something like :
    div class="XXXXX" id="999999" == $0

You can click on with your mouse a couple of times on the "999999", and it should highlight JUST that number. You can then copy that number to your clip board. (ie. "Cntrl+C" ; or right mouse click, and on the pop up window select "copy")

You are almost there

You need to now make up your URL reference code. You have all the data.

The code format you need to copy is:
https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/888888$comment_id%3D999999

HOW DO YOU FIND A PAGE URL ?

This still makes my eyes glaze over. I know I can do better.
Feel free to post a better explanation. Including pictures is normally the way ;P


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Inspiration and Challenge to Improve learning.

With this knowledge, you can set about creating fantastic resources to expand and share language learning opportunities.

If you have the skills, and want to see more stories in your target language ( the language you are learning ), with supporting documentation in your source language ( the language you know/are fluent in ). Also this would be useful for creating grammar resources.

then the formatting information here can assist with that.

Also don't forget about the resource of tinycards , and also create unique resources there to complement you resources you create in Duolingo forums.

And of course to utilize other free resources, and provide links to them. Such as:

So in effect, using Duolingo forums as a way to publish your resources and make them available to others.
And also to have the chance for your resources to be reviewed by others, and also have the chance to empower others, and also find out about other resources that may be of interest to you.

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extremely helpful, thank you

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageAmbrosia

Thank you for putting this together...before this I had only figured out the bolding & italicizing part.

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The ~~Strikethrough~~ code is another handy trick to add to the list. Oh, and could you please also add the code for the superscript format you used in the footnotes? Thank you.

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WOW ! I did not know about ~~Strikethrough~~ Now added to the top. Thank you.

For the "superscript" - I used Titles

So as
this , i.e.##this
becomes

this , i.e.##this

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Oh, I meant how you managed, for instance, to make number 4 look small (like a superscript) in this footnote:

⁴ ON SOME PLATFORMS, YOUR [>] COULD NOT SHOW UP. JUST EDIT YOUR POST BY REPLACING THOSE AGAIN AND IT SHOULD FIX TO BECOME CORRECT QUOTES.

Interesting! I copied and pasted your footnote and the number remained in the superscript format.

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ahhh - good point.

Check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII

I will also ponder how to describe this in a better way, and perhaps add a section on this.

Also things such as: https://lingojam.com/SuperscriptGenerator

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I also sometimes use a word editor, such as Google Documents, to get the symbols I want to incorporate.

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Thanks! ^_^

By the way, these two codes used to do the trick, but they don't seem to work anymore, that's why I was wondering if there's another way.

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My researching on this challenge has led me for find out all sorts of interesting information. Some of it I will be able to use on resources for language specific keyboard functions. So thank you for this question.

To the best of my knowledge and comprehension, for the standard character set for letters available through Alt codes, the superscript and subscript of all numbers is not available.
There is superscript available in Alt code for the numbers ¹ ² ³ only.

# Alt codes
¹ 7419 ; 0185
² 7421 ; 253 ; 0178
³ 7420 ; 0179

Other than using word processes such as Google documents or Open office, etc., you could use things like :

Here also is the output for numbers, that you can also copy and paste from here:

| ⁰ ¹ ² ³ ⁴ ⁵ ⁶ ⁷ ⁸ ⁹
| ₀ ₁ ₂ ₃ ₄ ₅ ₆ ₇ ₈ ₉

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Hello lindakanga! I'm currently working on a project, and I think you would like to contribute to it. It's a collection of phrases that can often come in handy when browsing the Duolingo forums. If you would like to contribute, please tell me the username of your Reddit account. If you don't have a Reddit account but would still like to contribute, please make an account and tell me the name of it.

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Hi Lindakanga, thanks for thia excellent post. I have a question on the formatting to use in the Duolingo Club page. In particular, how to insert a link in the commentary (reply) box.

We can insert a clickable link (eg. https://duome.eu) in the top box to create a new thread without using text.

However we can't do the same in the commentary (reply) box. We tried to see if text works, but this was unsuccessful.

Hope the above make sense and we really appreciate your advice. Many thanks,

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Hi there nekonekokoneko,

I am glad you are also finding this reference is empowering you. I will go do some investigations, and if necessary will fill out a bug report.
And also report back here.

Just to let also everyone know, if you notice things wrong, it is well worth checking out help to cross check any query you might have first.
Also, in relation to suspected problems to check I found a bug/cannot find an answer to my question.

Based on what you describe above, does sound like a bug, and will probably require a bug report to be filled out.

I will keep you in the know - but it might take me a little time, also depending on my private life commitments. But don't stress, I will get around to it.

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Hi Lindakanga, thanks for your prompt attention. This matter is not urgent so please take your time :)

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Santiago_Guzman_

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Following

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how do you do that? do you just write it?

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Hi samsheehy10,
I am not understanding what you are asking about.
Could you give a bit more information of what aspect of formatting you are curious about ?

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