Textile Reference Manual for RedCloth 4


Textile is a simple text markup language to be used when writing on blogs, wikis, and documents. This guide presumes no knowledge of HTML, though you may certainly use it if what you want to accomplish is more complex than Textile allows.

To get started learning Textile, click Writing Paragraph Text in the table of contents at the right. In each section of the manual, examples clearly illustrate the rules. In each example, the Textile example is followed by how the HTML appears in the browser. If you’re familiar with HTML, check the Show HTML output box on each page to see the code produced by each Textile example.

This guide is the official Textile reference manual for RedCloth 4. The examples shown here may not work properly on prior versions of RedCloth or other Textile processors. It doesn’t document everything that’s possible with RedCloth. For detailed usage examples, see the spec fixtures or simply try it yourself on the Try RedCloth page or using the redcloth binary included with the source code. If you notice errors and omissions in this manual, please send me an

You can try out Textile in your browser on the Try RedCloth page.