Characters that change post formatting


(Biscuit) #1

I discovered that placing = on the line after text makes it a heading, which is handy.

I also noticed that ~~~ causes formatting changes, but I’m not sure what.

Is there a list of all of these characters which impact formatting of a post?


(Jeff Atwood) #2

See http://commonmark.org/help and the tutorial there.


(Felix Freiberger) #3

Since that overview doesn’t mention ~~~: These build fenced code blocks, which can also be started by three backticks (```) as mentioned in the help page :slight_smile:


(Biscuit) #4

Thanks both. I typed in ~~~ and saw some characters appear in colour.

I thought there must be a way to use coloured fonts after all.

But, from your responses, I now realise it was colouring code commands.


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #5

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