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646 votes
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Formatting Sandbox

Notes: Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye on the post. You may also want to take a look at the ...
33 votes
1 answer

Can Stack Overflow please upgrade to a version of highlight.js that supports PowerShell syntax highlighting?

This question is not a duplicate of: Enable a "lang-powershell" option for Prettify on Stack Overflow Please add support for PowerShell syntax highlighting They are from a time when Stack ...
1861 votes
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking ...
8 votes
6 answers

Is there a way to syntax color pseudocode?

Is there a way for us to syntax color our answers that we use pseudocode for. Sometimes there is just not a reason to put an answer in a particular programming language. If the question doesn't ...
27 votes
1 answer

What site-specific post formatting settings are available?

Certain Stack Exchange sites have specialized support for non-standard types of post formatting. Tim Post briefly mentioned these when discussing site-specific configuration settings, but he didn't ...
32 votes
1 answer

Which Stack Exchange sites have syntax highlighting enabled?

The code syntax highlighting feature is only enabled on certain sites. In order for code to be highlighted and for any of the hints listed in the above question to work, the Markdown extension has to ...
35 votes
1 answer

Syntax Highlighting FAQ List Updates

Update: I've gone ahead and updated the FAQ with the specified changes I recently became aware of the fact that the full list of language identifiers for the syntax highlighter on SE is a bit... ...
10 votes
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Upgrade highlight.js library, due bad assembly code highlighting

When I edited a SO post, I noticed an error in highlighting assembly code sample. Not only formatting is not applied when using assembly nor x84asm language identifiers, but it looks bad even if using ...
545 votes
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What HTML tags are allowed on Stack Exchange sites?

Stack Exchange sites use Markdown for questions and answers. Per the Markdown specification, intermixing HTML and Markdown markup is allowed, but not all the HTML tags are allowed, to avoid XSS. Which ...
585 votes
55 answers

We're switching to CommonMark

I’m Ham and I’m a developer on the Teams team here at Stack Overflow. Over the past few months, I’ve been heads down working on the way we turn Markdown into HTML when writing and editing posts across ...
6 votes
1 answer

Syntax highlighting for Vimscript

A moderator on Vi & Vim SE recently announced syntax highlighting for lang-vimscript (seems to be synonymous to lang-vim) to be working: It looks like lang-vimscript is supported for code ...
5 votes
1 answer

Add syntax highlighting for the Makefile language

I want to post a question with a significant chunk of Makefile code, but the preview given from my code isn't very exciting, and it highlights seemingly random words here and there. The seemingly-...
5 votes
1 answer

Why does "lang-bash" not highlight a list of commands and their output but adding the [bash] tag to a question does?

Why does <!-- language-all: lang-bash --> not highlight a list of commands and their output (like it used to) but adding the [bash] tag (instead) to a question does? Example question: FQDN ...
21 votes
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Support 'text' as an alias for 'none' in syntax highlighting

For years, it has driven me nuts, having to use ```text to deactivate syntax highlighting on most markdown-enabled platforms like GitHub, but ```none or ```lang-text specifically on Stack Overflow. ...
10 votes
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Groovy syntax highlighting

According to the list of supported languages for syntax highlighting, Groovy has been missing for many years, despite the fact that highlight.js supports Groovy and Groovy is not a particularly exotic ...

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