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.
Insertions and deletions
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.
Explicit insertion and deletion
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
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
Tight superscript and subscript
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.
Learn more about the company and our board of directors.
A title may be placed in parentheses at the end of the link text. Link titles help users predict where they are going. Jakob Nielsen recommends you use them sparingly and not assume the user will see them at all.
Visit our "parent company (Example Corporation)":http://example.com.
Visit our parent company.
If you link to a URL repeatedly, you can replace the URL with a link alias defined elsewhere in the Textile document.
I'm really excited about "Textile":textile. I love it so much, I think I'll name my first child "Tex":textile. [textile]http://textileit.com
I’m really excited about Textile. I love it so much, I think I’ll name my first child Tex.
Link attributes can be specified at the beginning of the link text followed by a period and space.
"(my-class). This is a link with class":http://textileit.com
This is a link with class
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)!