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The Stack Exchange engine uses Markdown for questions and answers. You are allowed to intermix some HTML tags and Markdown tags. But with these allowed tags it is not possible to float a text around a small image.

Floating text around small images works great on questions that have large blocks of text with small images scattered throughout.

It would be great, if you would allow the align-attribute in img-tags. or some other solution.

Maybe with a limitation in width and height of the image.


Note: It already is possible to position small images inline.

Example: 100,00 Bitcoin currency sign (with the correct Bitcoin currency sign)

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marked as duplicate by Cody Gray, Bart, hims056, Time Traveling Bobby, Aziz Shaikh Aug 23 '13 at 9:34

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What would be a use-case where this would be required? –  Bart Aug 23 '13 at 8:12
    
No repro on mobile (Chrome 28.0.1500.16, WebKit 536.26 [iOS 6.1.3]). The image is on the next line. –  Cole Johnson Aug 23 '13 at 8:13
    
especially, when you have an image with little width but really high –  rubo77 Aug 23 '13 at 8:13
    
I prefer it to be as basic as possible. That way it helps posts be more consistent. If we add too much creative control then each page will start to look completely different from all the rest –  musefan Aug 23 '13 at 8:13
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@Bart if you look at the bottom, it would be (in this case) to add the Bitcoin icon as a suffix. Personally, I would just use BIT$100.00. –  Cole Johnson Aug 23 '13 at 8:14
    
@rubo77 yes. On my phone, it's on the next line. Should I show a screenshot? –  Cole Johnson Aug 23 '13 at 8:15
    
@ColeJohnson So that is already possible. But do we really have that many very tall and narrow images that we require formatting like that? Anything that currently really is problematic? –  Bart Aug 23 '13 at 8:21
    
@Bart none that I've seen. –  Cole Johnson Aug 23 '13 at 8:24
    
And if you're going to use semantic images, please please please make sure that you fill in the alt text. Be kind to the blind. (But really, an image for a currency symbol? That's nonsense.) –  Cody Gray Aug 23 '13 at 8:28
    
@CodyGray: there is no unicode for the current Bitcoin symbol yet: en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bitcoin_symbol –  rubo77 Aug 23 '13 at 8:37
    
You could also place several small images beside each other with float. Or an image on the left and the description on the right. I can imagine numerous occasions where floating is really helpful. Floating text around small images works great on questions that have large blocks of text with small images scattered throughout. –  rubo77 Aug 23 '13 at 8:50

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