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Basic formatting

Headings are placed between equals signs (=):
 = Heading 1 =
 == Heading 2 ==
 === Heading 3 ===
 ==== Heading 4 ====

Heading 1

Heading 2

Heading 3

Heading 4

For italics enclose in two single quotes (HTML tags like <i>...</i> work too, in general):
 ''italic words''
italic words
For bold enclose in three single quotes:
 '''bold words'''
bold words
For bold italics enclose in five single quotes:
 '''''bold italic words'''''
bold italic words
Text can be made bigger or smaller by using the <big>...</big> and <small>...</small> tags.
 Make this <big>bigger</big> or <small>smaller</small>.
Make this bigger or smaller.
For monospaced text, use the forms <tt> and </tt>
 <tt>monospaced text</tt>
monospaced text
Another way to create a monospace font is to add a space in from of the text on any one line.
 _More monospaced text
 More monospaced text
Text can be centred by using the <center>...</center> tag:

<center>Center this text</center>

Center this text
Typing on the next line
has no effect.

However, by inserting a blank line you start a new paragraph.
<br>To start writing on a line line without starting a new paragraph use the <nowiki><br></nowiki> tag.

Typing on the next line has no effect.

However, by inserting a blank line you start a new paragraph.
To start writing on a line line without starting a new paragraph use the <br> tag.

For bulleted lists, add an asterisk (*) at the beginning of each line:
 *Bullet one
 *Bullet two
 *Bullet three
  • Bullet one
  • Bullet two
  • Bullet three
To add multiple layers to a bulleted list, you can increase the amount of asterisks:
 *Bullet one
 **Bullet two
 **Bullet two, sub one
 ***Bullet two, sub one, something
 **Bullet two, sub two
 *Bullet three
  • Bullet one
    • Bullet two
    • Bullet two, sub one
      • Bullet two, sub one, something
    • Bullet two, sub two
  • Bullet three
For a numbered list, add a hash (#) at the beginning of each line:
 #Item one
 #Item two
 #Item three
 ##Item three, sub one
 ##Item three, sub two
  1. Item one
  2. Item two
  3. Item three
    1. Item three, sub one
    2. Item three, sub two
Likewise, a colon (:) causes indentation:
 :Item one
 :Item two
 :Item three
 ::Item three, sub one
 ::Item three, sub two
Item one
Item two
Item three
Item three, sub one
Item three, sub two
To make a link within the wiki (or to certain other wikis such as Wikipedia), enclose it in double quotes. Use a pipe to link to a different page than what is displayed.
 * [[Brithenig]]
 * [[User:Muke]]
 * [[User:Muke|Muke]]
 * [[Wikipedia:Brithenig]]

(Red links are to nonexistent pages, blue links are to pages on other wikis.)

To have an external link to a website automatically numbered, enclose it in single quotes. To title a link instead, add the title after a space (do NOT use the pipe symbol in this case, as it will break the link).
 * http://www.google.com
 * [http://www.google.com]
 * [http://www.google.com Google]
To insert an image, simply type the URL.
 http://steen.free.fr/snor.gif

http://steen.free.fr/snor.gif

Another tag is <nowiki> ... </nowiki>. This counteracts the aforesaid formatting rules, in order to allow the previous things to be typed.
 <nowiki>The <nowiki> tag is '''very''' useful.</nowiki>

The <nowiki> tag is '''very''' useful.

You can insert a horizontal line by typing four dashes:
 ----

Interwiki links

You can make links to other wikis just like you make links to pages on this wiki. To make a link to another wiki, prefix the destination with the Wiki's keyword and a colon (:).

Useful prefixes

(To suggest a new wiki to link to, contact Muke.)

Tables

Here's some basics. In fact, the possibilities for far more advanced table formatting are numerous. See therefore: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Table.

Table formatting:

  • {| begins a table
  • |} ends it.
  • Standard cells begin with |
  • heading cells with !
  • format options go at the beginning of the cell, separated by |
  • |- starts a new row

Example table:

 
  {| border=1
  ! heading cell
  |align=center| centered entry
  | third column
  |-
  ! second row heading
  | entry two, noncentered
  | third column, second row
  |}
  

It looks like this:

heading cell centered entry third column
second row heading entry two, noncentered third column, second row

The wiki format can also be entered with a whole row at once, allowing for example easy interlinears:

 
  {| 
  ! nemšé || javmb || morjé-'f
  |-
  | part  || deep  || sea-GEN
  |}
  

displaying:

nemšé javmb morjé-'f
part deep sea-GEN

The double pipes || delimit cells or headings (whether it will be one or the other inherits from the first cell on the line; start a new line to change types).

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