Formatting options for discussion posts.
Hi everyone. Just a little suggestion, it would be great to have some text formatting options (bold, italic,...) available here. When asking or explaining something, it would make it visually easier and more clear to read and comprehend. What do you think?
EDIT: Nevermid, asterisks between words make them italics, and two asterisks make them bold.
I'm sure there was another thread about this once ... Anyway, here's another trick: to get bullet points add '- ' (a hyphen followed by a space) at the beginning of each line of text. I use this effect to get block indented text like this:
- Neto e neta são netos, no masculino.
- Filho e filha são filhos, no masculino.
- Pai e mãe são pais, no masculino.
- Avô e avó são avós
You need a blank line before the first bullet point.
[Update] As I thought there are several old discussions about this subject. In this one http://www.duolingo.com/comment/516373 wataya mentioned that Duolingo are using a subset of Markdown (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown).
Using info from the Wikipedia page I found a better way to get the effect I fudged with bullet points. Add '> ' to the beginning of each line and combine this with vivisaurus's idea of two spaces to prevent a blank line gives this effect:
Neto e neta são netos, no masculino.
Filho e filha são filhos, no masculino.
Pai e mãe são pais, no masculino.
Avô e avó são avós
It's a bit buggy (perhaps), but it seems to be Markdown