Kuula is also about simplicity, this is why we didn't want to clutter the user interface with toolbars for rich text formatting. Instead, you can use a simple formatting syntax in your text input.
The syntax Kuula is based on a subset of the Markdown text formatting language.
Where formatting is supported?
The formatting rules described below are supported in:
- Post descriptions
- Tour descriptions
- Profile bio
- Text in interactive cards
- Comments *
* To avoid spam, URL parsing is not supported in comments.
Space and new lines
You can write plain text in the description and format it using spaces and/or new lines.
Bold & italic
If you would like to emphasize a word or a sentence, you can use a bold font. Just mark the beginning and the end of the bold text with a double star (**), like this:
Bold **word** in the middle of the sentence.
In a similar way, wrapping text in a single star (*) symbol, will make it italic. Like this:
Italic *word* in the middle of the sentence.
If you really need to emphasize something, you can use bold and italic at the same time:
***Bold italic line***
Bold and italic ***word*** in the middle of the sentence.
Website URLs and emails are automatically turned into clickable links. Here's a few examples:
You can also create text links, using the syntax
[Link text](link url). For example
[Google](www.google.com) will be formatted as the word "Google" linked to the goole homepage. Here are some more examples:
[Paris on Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris)
Similar to URLs, a variety of telephone numbers are recognized and turned into a clickable link:
(202) 555 0199
+44 1632 960558
93 138 2321
A number with no spaces, dashes or other formatting will not be considered a valid phone number. Example:
93 138 2321 - valid
+931382321 - valid
(93)1382321 - valid
931382321 - not valid
You can add bulleted lists to your text using this syntax:
- List item 1
- List item 2
- List item 3
To add a Horizontal rule in the text, use 3 dashes in one line:
If you want to mention another Kuula user, write his name starting with the @ symbol. A link to this users profile will be automatically created:
The mathematical "power of" notation is supported. It can be used in surface or volume units, like for example "squared feet" - 2000ft2 or "cubic meters" - 10m3. The format is:
2000ft^2 -> 2000ft2
10m^3 -> 10m3
You can also use HTML entities like the examples below:
360° -> 360°
20€ -> 20€
You can explore hundreds of useful HTML symbol entities on this page. Whenever you want to use a symbol, copy and paste its "HTML Code" or "HTML Entity" from the list.