Tue 27 January 2015
Filed under General
Of course, there is the basic markdown docs like this one from GitHub. Or this one or this one.
But as I writing my posts for this blog or for reddit, I encountered challenges that those basic docs didn't address. So I googled further and found some solutions. I share here:
Markdown provides backslash (\) escapes for the following characters:
|-||minus sign (hyphen)|
There are other characters that backslash cannot escape. For those you can use the ascii
- If you are trying to put a pipe into a table (tables are created using pipes), it could cause problems, so you might use the
| instead, as
- Sometimes, the caret is used to make a superscript, like an exponent. But if you are trying to display the actual caret as in set1^set2, you can also write it as
- In Markdown, the tilde creates a
strikethrough. If you want to display the tilde, you can write it as
End a line with two spaces to add a
Mark the spot where you'd like the anchor/ bookmark like so:
<a name="requests">requests module </a>.
And to refer to it, you'd write it like any link:
In the actual link, at the end, you add the
Markdown for Reddit**
what's interesting specifically for reddit
- Code Four or more leading spaces will display as code, and will scroll rather than wrap.