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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThanKwee

Bold, italic, inset

Hello,

When posting a comment, how does one make some words bold or in italics, and how does one indent a paragraph?

Thank you

October 1, 2013

66 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oskalingo

As others have pointed out, duolingo essentially uses a subset of markdown. A place where people might have encountered comment formatting using markdown before is on reddit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown

The main omission from the syntax set on duolingo is not being able to do inline links. There are obvious good reasons for not having that here. Also, you can't use any markdown formatting when commenting on your own or another's stream.

One last thing on a eulogistic note. One of the co-creators of markdown was Aaron Swartz, who was a talented programmer and did a lot to open up access to information and culture (especially books) on the internet. His ideals were similar to the ones professed by duolingo (free learning made available to the global population). Sadly, he was very aggressively prosecuted by the US government over an incident that occurred on Harvard campus while he was a research fellow there. He was facing very harsh penalties for what could only be described as a possible abuse of access privileges and, in the face of this injustice, ended up taking his own life before the case went to trial early this year.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Swartz


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davu

Not quite what you asked for, but you may like to know you can embed an image using normal Markdown syntax: ![Alt text](image URL)

Dictionary

Remember though, with great power comes great responsibility! smiley


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/akhansson

"Remember though, with great power comes great responsibility!"

I have heard this many times and I love this statement.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jrikhal

Look also to this discussion there are some (others) explanations:


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bchan

Surround text with single asterisks to italicize, double asterisks to bold.

*italic text* **bolded text**

shows up like:

italic text bolded text

There isn't currently a way to only indent the first line of a paragraph, but you can indent an entire "section" by prefacing it with > , which will show up like:

This

depending on what you're trying to accomplish.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThanKwee

Thank you

This is a test


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samsta

You forgot ***italic and bolded text***

Shows up like: This


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jrikhal

How do you do these "pink" citations that doesn't take the formatting into account?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bchan

You can use a backtick ( ` ) to escape formatting - just surround the text you want escaped in backticks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jrikhal

Thanks.

Test *test*


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/makemusic

Oh, I didn't know how to do that! Let's see test


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deividson.Mean

teste portugues

muito legal!!! *sure it is Dave!! *

spread love people


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jrikhal

I found this: antislash ( \ ) before the astrisk ( * ) will show it without formatting.

*italic text*


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobotTimelesss

Oh, thanks, lots of people are wanting to know how to do that!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deividson.Mean

neh

conseguiiiiii thanx Davu


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThanKwee

Wonderful! Thank you very much.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/saschambaer

Okay, tests done, let's list:

<h1>A single hashtag makes a title</h1>

Two hashtags make a smaller title

Three make it even smaller

Four goes quite fat

What does five do?
On the sixth day of hastags
  • An asterisk followed by a space
  • Makes a bullet

An asterisk before and after the text you want to be cursive

Two for bold

A closing pointy bracket at the beginning makes a nice quotation

<pre>And four spaces for fancy code </pre>

backticks are also nice for code

  1. Numbers are very straight-forward
  2. Just the number followed by a dot on a new line

Two times enter for a new paragraph

But two times space
for just a new line


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/porquepuedo
<h1>My giving of thanks for you</h1>

a list of reasons why you should be thanked

Well, because I learned something new.

And I'm faat.

But there's more:
Hash browns are awesome
  • Do you know how
  • Much I learned from this?

And I think I look so sophisticated now

And I feel very bold and confident

And I feel sophisticated, bold AND confident now.

<pre>Fancy fancy fancy fancy </pre>

pink is awesome you know...

  1. I love this
  2. It's entertaining
  3. I learned a lot
  4. I'm putting my skills into practice
  5. And I look epic

but I feel like shuffling to the right now

And I want to start afresh

Like the freshness
of fresh
orange juice.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lai_mesunda
<h1>AWESOME</h1>

Many thanks! I've been dying to know these for ages!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elgatobandido
<h1>Hope this works</h1>
How small can they get.
  1. Looks like 6 is the limit.
  2. But that's okay

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bijan.
<h1>Hello</h1>

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/erdnaoluap

But:

How to post a link "within" a single word and making it appear grey at the same time? I have seen people using the word "here" to do such thing, like "to see it, click here". Thanks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/saschambaer

[like this](link goes here)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SD-77
<h1>This</h1>

IS

The

BEST

Discussion

EVER!

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PERCE_NEIGE

I think some discussion should be sticky! This one for instance, as a quick refernce.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elgatobandido

Is there one for line breaks?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davu

See vivisaurus's comment here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/631930.

I've just noticed this is also mentioned by saschambaer above.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elgatobandido

I'll test it here.
Test new line.
It works.
Just two spaces and enter. Pretty easy.
Thanks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/paulaha88

I'll try inserting an image.

TBLMOE


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MickeytheGreat

lalalalala testing123...

indent


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobotTimelesss

Is there a way you can underline text too?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/demoksaputra

test test test test

test


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aminowrimo

test

test

And let me just see if this works.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Velcrocity
<h1>TEST</h1>

ΣΝΔ Αίνος

sakura

ウィキペディア

[Markdown](↔Markup)

This
is fun! Thank **you** !*
Here is Duolingo on Wikipedia in Japanse.

笑う門には福来る (=Fortune comes in by a merry gate.)

>*笑いましょう…*


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susande

Test

bold

italic

**not bold** *italic*

> Noquote

Quote

Doublequote

code box *ignores* **editting**

link

image alt


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/biertopf
  • test
  • test
  • test

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Locky-

Hello hello

Hello

hello

hello

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