Strong importance can be given to the text by surrounding it with asterisks. The strong text is commonly styled as bold.
Don't *ever* pull this lever.
Don’t ever pull this lever.
To add emphasis to a stressed word or phrase, surround it with underscores. Emphasized text is typically styled as italics.
You didn't actually _believe_ her, did you?
You didn’t actually believe her, did you?
To stylistically differentiate a word or phrase from the surrounding text without conveying any extra importance, place two asterisks on either side. Uses are key words in a document abstract, product names in a review, or other spans of text whose typical typographic presentation is boldened.
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Double underscores surround a span of text in an alternate mood or voice, a technical term, an idiomatic phrase from another language, a thought, a ship name, or some other prose whose typical typographic presentation is italicized.
I just got the weirdest feeling of __déjà vu__.
I just got the weirdest feeling of déjà vu.
Cite the title of a work (e.g. a book, paper, essay, poem, score, song, script, film, TV show, game, sculpture, painting, theater production, play, opera, musical, exhibition, or anything other work whose title is italicized in traditional style guides) by surrounding it with two question marks on either side. This can be a work that is being quoted or referenced in detail (i.e. a citation), or it can just be a work that is mentioned in passing.
My wife's favorite book is ??The Count of Monte Cristo?? by Dumas.
My wife’s favorite book is The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas.
To indicate a passage which has been deleted, surround it with minuses. To indicate an insertion, use pluses.
The news networks declared -Al Gore- +George W. Bush+ the winner in Florida.
The news networks declared
Al Gore the winner in Florida.
If your insertion or deletion isn’t being recognized or is being confused with another modifier, you can make it more explicit by surrounding it with square brackets.
[-this was deleted-][+this was added+] to the paragraph
this was deleted to the paragraph
Superscript and subscript phrases are surrounded with caret and tilde characters, respectively.
f(x, n) = log ~4~ x ^n^
f(x, n) = log 4 x n
If you want it without spaces around the super- and subscripted text, use square brackets.
f(x, n) = log[~4~]x[^n^]
f(x, n) = log4xn
Links have the text of the link in quotes, followed by a colon and the URL.
Learn more "about the company":/about and our "board of directors":../about#board.
Include an image by surrounding its URL with exclamation marks. Alt text can be provided in parentheses.
!http://www.w3.org/Icons/valid-html401(This page is valid HTML)!