CTAN
Comprehensive TeX Archive Network

CTAN Mark­down: Style

Mark­down pro­vides a lim­ited set of font chang­ing in­struc­tions.

Italic Text

Text en­closed in sin­gle stars or sin­gle un­der­scores is type­set as italic. If the open­ing char­ac­ter is not closed prop­erly then an im­plicit clos­ing is as­sumed at the end of the line.

abc *def* ghi

abc _def_ ghi

abc def ghi

abc def ghi

Bold Text

Text en­closed in dou­ble stars or dou­ble un­der­scores is type­set as bold. If the open­ing char­ac­ter is not closed prop­erly then an im­plicit clos­ing is as­sumed at the end of the line.

abc **def** ghi

abc __def__ ghi

abc def ghi

abc def ghi

Strike-through Text

Text en­closed in dou­ble tilde char­ac­ters is type­set as strike-through text.

abc ~~def~~ ghi

abc def ghi

Code

Text en­closed in sin­gle back­tick char­ac­ters is type­set in a monospaced font. Any spe­cial char­ac­ters loose their mean­ing un­til the clos­ing back­tick or the end of line is reached.

abc `def` ghi

abc def ghi

CTAN Mark­down

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