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You can format your text by using wiki markup. This consists of normal characters like asterisks, apostrophes or equal signs which have a special function in the wiki, sometimes depending on their position. For example, to format a word in italic, you include it in two pairs of apostrophes like this.

MediaWiki ignores single line breaks. To start a new paragraph, leave an empty line. You can force a line break within a paragraph with the HTML tag < br / >.

Some HTML tags are allowed in MediaWiki, for example < code >, < div >, < span > and < font >. These apply anywhere you insert them. What follows are examples of formatting commands.


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[edit] Text formatting markup

Description

You type

You get

Character (inline) formatting – applies anywhere

Italic text

''italic''

italic

Bold text

'''bold'''

bold

Bold and italic

'''''bold & italic'''''

bold & italic

Strike text

<strike>strike text</strike>
strike text

Escape wiki markup

<nowiki> no ''markup''</nowiki>

Section formatting – only at the beginning of the line

extension

Headings of different levels


== Level 2 == 

=== Level 3 === 

==== Level 4 ==== 

===== Level 5 ===== 

====== Level 6 ====== 

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5
Level 6

Horizontal rule

Text before


<translate> Text after </pre>

Text before


Text after

Bullet list

* Start each line
* with an [[Wikipedia:asterisk|asterisk]] (*).
** More asterisks give deeper
*** and deeper levels.
* Line breaks <br />don't break levels.
*** But jumping levels creates empty space.
Any other start ends the list.
  • Start each line
  • with an asterisk (*).
    • More asterisks give deeper
      • and deeper levels.
  • Line breaks
    don't break levels.
      • But jumping levels creates empty space.

Any other start ends the list.

Numbered list

# Start each line
# with a [[Wikipedia:Number_sign|number sign]] (#).
## More number signs give deeper
### and deeper
### levels.
# Line breaks <br />don't break levels.
### But jumping levels creates empty space.
# Blank lines


# end the list and start another.
Any other start also
ends the list.

  1. Start each line
  2. with a number sign (#).
    1. More number signs give deeper
      1. and deeper
      2. levels.
  3. Line breaks
    don't break levels.
      1. But jumping levels creates empty space.
  4. Blank lines
  1. end the list and start another.

Any other start also ends the list.

Definition list


;item 1
: definition 1
;item 2
: definition 2-1
: definition 2-2

item 1
definition 1
item 2
definition 2-1
definition 2-2

Indent text

: Single indent
:: Double indent
::::: Multiple indent
Single indent
Double indent
Multiple indent

Mixture of different types of list

# one
# two
#* two point one
#* two point two
# three
#; three item one
#: three def one
# four
#: four def one
#: this looks like a continuation
#: and is often used
#: instead <br />of <nowiki><br /></nowiki>
# five
## five sub 1
### five sub 1 sub 1
## five sub 2
  1. one
  2. two
    • two point one
    • two point two
  3. three
    three item one
    three def one
  4. four
    four def one
    this looks like a continuation
    and is often used
    instead
    of <br />
  5. five
    1. five sub 1
      1. five sub 1 sub 1
    2. five sub 2

Preformatted text

Start each line with a space.
 Text is '''preformatted''' and
 ''markups'' '''''can''''' be done.

Start each line with a space.

Text is preformatted and
markups can be done.

Preformatted text blocks

 
<nowiki>Start with a space in the first column,
(before the <nowiki>).

Then your block format will be
    maintained.
 
This is good for copying in code blocks:

def function():
    """documentation string"""

if True:
        print True
    else:
        print False</nowiki>

Start with a space in the first column, (before the <nowiki>). Then your block format will be maintained. This is good for copying in code blocks: def function(): """documentation string""" if True: print True else: print False