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Interface options for specifying language prettify

I don't know how Markdown recognize which language used in the code blocks. But sometimes it doesn't guess right.

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    It used Google Prettify meta.stackexchange.com/questions/14664/…. Your question pretty much dups this meta.stackexchange.com/questions/981/…, and lots of others. – Zoredache Jan 7 '11 at 8:56
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    Is this really a feature request? It doesn't sound like one. If you want a possibility to choose the language yourself, then this is a dupe. Right now, only the algorithm determines the "correct" language. – Ladybug Killer Jan 7 '11 at 8:57
  • @Shog9 it seems wrong to close a specific question by calling it a duplicate of a generic question, even if the answer is somewhere in there. – Bob Stein Nov 6 '17 at 20:09
  • The answer has changed over time, @BobStein-VisiBone - the linked question is kept up to date, this answer probably won't be. – Shog9 Nov 6 '17 at 23:56
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    <!-- language: «lang-or-tag-here» --> in stackoverflow, ` ```«lang-or-tag-here» ` elsewhere... – masterxilo Sep 24 '18 at 12:53
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(Note, I'm answering the body of your question, not the title)

The tags on your question are used to determine the language for the code blocks.

I'm not sure how that works if you have multiple languages in your tags, or for code golf questions.

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