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The [[Editors|WikiTextEditor]] uses a '''Mark-up Language''' to enable functions and modify the text, which essentially means the insertion of special characters that communicate specific commands to the [[MediaWiki]] software.
 
The [[Editors|WikiTextEditor]] uses a '''Mark-up Language''' to enable functions and modify the text, which essentially means the insertion of special characters that communicate specific commands to the [[MediaWiki]] software.

Revision as of 10:59, 8 July 2014

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The WikiTextEditor uses a Mark-up Language to enable functions and modify the text, which essentially means the insertion of special characters that communicate specific commands to the MediaWiki software.

Here are a list of the key characters (referred to throughout both manuals):

Symbol Name Symbol Used to:
Pipe (or Vertical Line)
|
Used to instigate alternate text
Braces
{ }
Used to initiate special functions such as Templates
Square Brackets
[ ]
Used to create links
Single Quotation Marks
'
Used to modify text, such as italic (''text'') or bold ('''text''')
Back Slash
/
Often used in URLs, as well as in advanced wiki functions to indicate the termination of that function
Pound
#
Used to create anchors, as well as numbered lists
Asterisk
*
Used to create a bulleted list
Colon
:
Used in category tags and in some linking