Inline Markup & Special Characters

Created on Nov. 23, 2012, 12:14 p.m. by Hevok & updated by Hevok on May 2, 2013, 5:11 p.m.

Arterisk * is a special character to define bold and italic.

syntax rendering
*italic* italic
**bold** bold

Backqoute ` is another special character. For example, it can be used to create internal or external links.

Double backquote `` enters the verbatim mode

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``**`` **

There are some restriction for * and ``:

  • cannot be nested
  • content can not start or end with white-space
  • must be separated from surrounding text by white-space character.

Slash (\) can be used to work around the second restriction: "**B**\ old" results in Bold.

A backslash itself can be shown by escaping it with itself: \\ -> \


Tags: rest, emphasis
Categories: Tutorial, reST
Parent: reStructuredText

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