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Text Formatting

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.

Formatting

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 line**
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 line*
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.

Links

Website URLs and emails are automatically turned into clickable links. Here's a few examples:

www.google.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris
contact@kuula.co

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)
[Email us!](contact@kuula.co)
[Call us](+1323-555-2120)

Telephone numbers

Similar to URLs, a variety of telephone numbers are recognized and turned into a clickable link:

(202) 555 0199
+1 202-555-0138
+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

Lists

You can add bulleted lists to your text using this syntax:

- List item 1
- List item 2
- List item 3

Horizontal rule

To add a Horizontal rule in the text, use 3 dashes in one line:

---

User names

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:

@tomasz
@magda

Symbols

Power notation

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

HTML Entities

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.

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