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Markdown is a lightweight, plain-text, markup language. It is used across the entire Stack Exchange network for post formatting (Questions, answers, wikis, chat).

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Get a post's text, from the Stack Exchange API, in decoded and pastable form?

I know how to retrieve body_markdown with the Stack Exchange API. But if I copy the retrieved body into a Markdown editor then I don't get back the "real" body of the answer. I've tried using ...
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Invalid markdown result for italics beginning with apostrophe at end of word

When Markdown code includes italicized text beginning with an apostrophe at the end (or in the middle) of a word, the result incorrectly displays the *s. Ex: code Second*'s* Result Second*'s* ...
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Have the words in this suggested edit really been changed?

In this suggested edit the "rendered output" tab shows two words changed: "Can" and "mysterious", but in the "markdown" tab shows the addition of only a <br> tag. Click to enlarge So ...
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The order of the attributes in the <img/> element matters when it shouldn't

Ever since the Imgur resizing stopped working, I've been struggling with changing the display size of an image embedded in an answer. I finally figured out it was because I was specifying the width or ...
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Text formatting after a dot renders correctly at first but shows incorrectly once chat message has been posted

When putting text formatting after a dot in chat, it appears to render correctly at first: But when the chat message is posted, it renders incorrectly, with the formatting characters showing up: ...
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How to create stack overflow comment with external website link [duplicate]

I have come across comments such as below. Which contains link to external website but http url does not show up in the comment instead user provided word come up, upon clicking that word will lead ...
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Why can't I format text in custom suggested edit rejection reasons, but canned reasons can be formatted?

I noticed that it's not possible to format text (i.e. apply bold and italics) in custom edit rejection reasons. But there are some canned rejection reasons that contain formatted text. For example, I ...
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Schematic editor does not produce clickable image

Whilst editing this question, I noticed that the schematic markdown (produced by the schematic editor on SE.Electronics (and maybe elsewhere that it is employed)) displays an image that is not ...
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Weird behaviour when using two (2) $ signs?

Over at Worldbuilding I posted this answer and included: * Build a $1 Billion home ([Mukesh Ambani](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antilia_(building))) * Build a $1.2 Billion Yacht ([Roman Abramovich](...
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Cannot suggest basic formatting edits based on whitespace: “Edits must be at least 6 characters” [duplicate]

I often find myself wanting to improve new member's OPs readability by only doing basic formatting: adding whitespace to break down one chunk of text into several lines/sections adding - to format ...
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How do I make a(n ascii) table to support my Excel question on superuser? [duplicate]

I'd like to ask a question regarding Excel on the Stack Exchange Superuser site, and I have a sample set of data to help illustrate my request for help with a formula. It doesn't seem that HTML tables ...
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How can I see the source code on a suggested edit review page? [duplicate]

How can I see the source code on a suggested edit review page? I want a similar thing as in this link for this suggested edit.
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Visibility of links with uppercase letters in protocol section is inconsistent

Any link is visible in post preview despite of case in protocol section. But only links where protocol in lowercase are visible in result. Here is the link with uppercase letter in protocol section: ...
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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 ...
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Markdown for ticks and crosses

I really like the tick marks in some answers to this question. This would particularly useful on Software Recommendations, where users ask us to recommend software with a list of features. In reply, ...
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How to use TEX $$\begin{array}{l} … \end{array}$$ inside a quote?

I want to use a TEX-formatted content inside a quote. But the following code does not work: > $$\begin{array}{l} > a = b,\\ > c = d > \end{array}$$ How to solve this?
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Is there a copy text link functionality available?

TL;DR In summary: I am looking for a (usability) method to add in the markdown, to provide a link to the user, which either: Selects the relevant text, or Selects the relevant text and copies it to ...
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How to set a no break in keyboard shortcuts?

I'm wondering if it's possible to set a keyboard shortcut reference to be no breakable Example: As is: Keyboard shortcuts are shown in menus, contextual menus and by (on Windows) pressing Ctrl+/ ...
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What sites have the code formatting filter enabled?

I know that the code formatting filter ("your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code") is enabled on Stack Overflow. However, are there any other sites where this filter ...
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Code block inside blockquote produces unnecessary error about code not being formatted

I just tried to edit a question on SO, and had the following Markdown: > [a bunch of text] ...service of remote systems. > The following XML document shows an example of an XXE attack. > ...
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Backticks don't render correctly on sites with MathJax enabled

Typing \` `text` produces ` `text` rather than the expected ` text on sites with MathJax enabled. The bug is visible in the preview and the final output.
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How to get uniform markdown output for questions to be posted both on SE and Reddit?

I thought it would be as simple as starting on one and then copy and pasting to the latter; between SE <> Reddit, whichever was first. But I've found that it does not always turn out the same. ...
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Including support for HTML tables in posts [duplicate]

Currently, SE sites have a good bit of basic HTML at the ready. We have <p>, <a>, <h1>,<h2>,<blockquote> and more. I think this was a really neat idea, and beneficial in ...
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How do I bold some, but not all graphemes, of an italicized word?

How can I bold only m' in Je m’ évanouis, without the space between m' and évanouis? *Je **m’**évanouis* fails: *Je **m’**évanouis*
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MathJax + Markdown rendering in comments

The following comment (edited down from a real-world example) "$\cong$—spacer *italics* spacer—$\mapsto$" should render roughly as "≅—spacer italics spacer—↦", but, on MathJax-enabled sites like ...
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Syntax for “hide content” or “keep but don't show” for a portion of a text on Stack Exchange?

Is it possible on Stack Exchange sites to hide a portion of your post (answer or question)? It would be a portion of text you have written, which you need to rewrite or alike. And you don't want to ...
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How do I enter code between two list items? [duplicate]

Look below. The code block does not get recognized between a list. The first item. The second item. bla bla bla: from bs4 import BeautifulSoup soup = BeautifulSoup(response.text, 'lxml') csrf_token =...
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What's SE's markdown format on pandoc?

I've tried converting with pretty much all of them, mostly from a mediawiki excerpt, and none produced a perfect result. I've found strict markdown to be the closest, but it's still off; the links ...
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Add method of adding paragraphs to formatting page [duplicate]

I just found another post where a user is using single line break to create separate lines / paragraphs. This of course won't do anything in Markdown; two line breaks or a <p> tag are required. ...
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What's the best way to quote Wikipedia in SE?

Ideally I'd like to have SE recreate the formatting in Wikipedia, with footnotes and all. Any way of doing this, either by copying the source markdown, or — even better! — the RTF directly from the ...
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Link formatting broken when it renders correctly in preview

I went back to an older answer of mine and I realized that the link formatting was broken (as you can see in this revision): But the preview (see—but don't save—here) showed that everything looked OK:...
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Dynamic Content Markdown

Is there a way to provide Dynamic Content in posts? Specifically, it would be nice to include the ability to have up-to-date statistics in a post if you're talking about the number of results in a ...
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In-line Backtick Escapes Not Formatting Text as Code

I'm trying to insert backtick escapes to highlight (with a gray background) in-line text as ˋcodeˋ, but the text surrounded by the backticks appears as regular text (as in ˋthis textˋ). Not sure if I'...
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Why doesn't Stack Exchange's markdown support traditional code block syntax(``` … ```)?

In Stack Exchange, we need Ctrl + K to format code. As we know, most Markdown editors support this syntax: ```c++ int main() { } ``` In Stack Exchange, it will be rendered to: c++ int main() { } ...
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How do I post code on Stack Overflow fast? [closed]

I tried a lot of different ways, but the only way is manual. I tried with Ctrl + K and inserted the code, but it's badly rendered, and a lot of text is not inserted into the code. Is there some ...
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Why is Area51's format so different than any other site?

I was just at Area 51, and noticed that: The buttons to access my inbox and sites were on the left side The user's box to access the profile is a lot smaller When going into the profile, Area 51 ...
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“Improperly formatted code” when adding an additional image in an edit

I made a question on Stack Overflow and then tried to edit it so that what I entered in the entry box was the exact text shown below in the code block. The system would not let me post it, throwing ...
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markdown spanning comma seems ineffective

When I tried to bold-face words spanning comma for English grammar questions that whether or not comma should be used, e.g. "unified**, will** induce the risks of strangling the usage of ...", that ...
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Help users transform images with math to TeX formulas (there is free software for this)

On sites like CrossValidated (but I guess this applies also to the math sites etc.) we often have users who post math formulas as pictures, rather then using TeX formatting that is supported by the ...
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Is there a path to Stack Exchange's markdown converging with GitHub's? [duplicate]

The markdown used on Stack Exchange and the one used on GitHub are fairly similar, but have some subtle differences. For example, on GitHub, you can add ``` before and after a set of lines to format ...
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Add “> text” quote markup to chat FAQ

It's possible to quote a block of text in chat by preceding it with a greater-than sign and a space: > I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts This produces a nice vertical dotted line in the message....
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Why are subsites' MathJax delimiters different?

Why are subsites' MathJax delimiters different? On sites like Code Review they are \$...\$. On sites like Mathematics they are $...$ Why don't let them have the same schema?
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Is it possible to paste two line breaks in question/answer?

Is it possible to paste two line breaks(better separation of paragraphs) in question/answer? I know how I can paste a line break (for line break add 2 spaces at end), but if I repeat it, then only one ...
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Yellow sections on posts

This is probably a very stupid question, but I'm not too technologically inclined. I see often when someone 's post is containing an excerpt from a book or an article, recommended changes, etc. it's ...
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Intra-word emphasis using Pagedown vs. Stack Exchange's WMD Editor

Why does Stack Exchange's WMD Editor allow you to do things like bold parts of sentences while the Open Source PageDown (https://github.com/StackExchange/pagedown) does not?
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Including number (#) symbol on a quote

I am having trouble when trying to display the # symbol on the start of a quote1, as if I do it appears as a header instead, like: > #this this The only way I could think to partially get it ...
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Archival annoyance: Amazon URLs in data dump are rewritten to go through the old Stack Overflow affiliate redirect domain

I was recently generating some pages from data dump content, and noticed something problematic: links to Amazon books/products in the data dump HTML are still rewritten to use Stack Overflow's ...
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Title displays oddly in side-by-side markdown view of review queue

Was on the reopen review queue, and the title displays weird in side-by-side markdown Inline Side-by-side Side-by-side markdown It looks more like the inline version than the side-by-side version. ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 example markdown is wrong?

Looking at Community Promotion Ads - 2018 it states: [![Tagline to show on mouseover][1]][2] [1]: http://image-url [2]: http://clickthrough-url This is actually incorrect. The format should be: [!...
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Is it possible to view the markdown source of a deleted question that I answered?

Recently, a question and my answer to it has been deleted because the user asking the question had their account deleted and the post received a negative score. While the question had some flaws, I ...