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CTAN Markdown: Paragraphs

Text separated by empty lines constitutes a paragraph. One line break alone has no special effect.

The line separator can either be \n (UNIX), \r (MacOS), or \r\n (Windows). They are treated as equivalent. Thus the same result can be achieved on the various operating systems. But also an arbitrary mixture of such lines is treated reasonably.

The encoding of the input is UTF-8.

 Text separated by empty lines constitutes a paragraph. One line break
alone has no special effect.

The line separator can either be \\n (UNIX), \\r (MacOS), or \\r\\n
(Windows). They are treated as equivalent. Thus the same result can be
achieved on the various operating systems. But also an arbitrary mixture of
such lines is treated reasonably.

Text separated by empty lines constitutes a paragraph. One line break alone has no special effect.

The line separator can either be \n (UNIX), \r (MacOS), or \r\n (Windows). They are treated as equivalent. Thus the same result can be achieved on the various operating systems. But also an arbitrary mixture of such lines is treated reasonably.

Escaping

The character \ acts as escape character. In paragraph mode any backslash followed by a character is rendered as the following character. This can be used to include characters which would otherwise have a special meaning.

\\ renders as \
\* renders as *
\_ renders as _
\- renders as -
\. renders as .
\[ renders as [
\( renders as (
\x renders as x
etc

Translations

A HTML entity is passed through unchanged.

A & is translated to & if it is not part of a proper HTML entity. Thus you can simply write AT&T without any special precautions.

The following input strings are translated as well:

input...prints as...
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In addition logos are translated into their proper form. Details and a complete list can be found on the help page for Logos.

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