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Text formating

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It could be good to be able to format the text when we post a question or an insight. I find it particularly annoying not to be able to have at least carriage returns. It would make many comments much more readable.

5/17/2012, 7:53:51 AM

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https://www.duolingo.com/tutto

I think if you put an asterisk either side of a word it turns out as italic. Like this.

5/17/2012, 7:13:10 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/reyzvolution

Will this turn into bold? (Use double * at the beginning and at the end of the word).

6/13/2013, 1:58:19 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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Using > in front of the paragraph gives you a quote:

like this

Unfortunately, you have to submit your post and then edit it to put > back instead of gt;

6/13/2013, 6:17:36 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/reyzvolution

Unfortunately, you have to submit your post and then edit it to put back instead of gt;

Aye aye.

6/20/2013, 1:55:38 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/stingerbee12

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!

I know this is old but for formatting you can take a look:

Bold text: Bold which becomes Bold

Italic Text: Italic which becomes Italic

Quote Text: >ya i know which becomes >ya i know

(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 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

<pre> * Test 2 </pre>

(Ignore the long highlighting)

becomes

  • Test 1
  • Test 2

(Make sure there is a space after the asterisks 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)

There is 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.

4/12/2014, 8:27:01 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/norteaga
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There is 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.

  • Testing 1
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10/21/2014, 4:02:25 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/narmical

any idea for carriage returns?

Lets see if this works

5/17/2012, 8:08:41 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/norteaga
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Lets see if this works

Testing...

10/21/2014, 3:59:36 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/tutto

word

5/17/2012, 8:13:11 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/tutto

word <sub>word</sub> @word@ #word#

5/17/2012, 8:13:59 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/tutto

<word> /word/ -word- word =word= +word+

5/17/2012, 8:14:47 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/tutto

``````

5/17/2012, 8:15:12 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/tutto

The above entries are the results of a little experiment I just did. I found out that the ` character placed either side of the word changes the font, and the underscore _ placed either side of a word changes it to italics.

I also think that <shift> <enter> gives you a carriage return.

5/17/2012, 8:17:13 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Franck
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Thanks Tutto I'm trying to guess if they use any kind of wiki syntax! Is there any member of the Duolingo team that could tell us what we could use?

5/18/2012, 7:37:31 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/DarcX
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I'd really like to be able to break a line once. The only way to break a line is to hit enter twice

like this. But hitting enter once like this doesn't work.

7/22/2013, 12:46:32 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/MatthiasM

"space start space" starts a bullet list in some fields - not here though!

1/2/2014, 9:16:40 PM
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