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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

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