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Solution Copy and paste the text below and change the word in the asterisks for your own needs: *bold*­ It will not be rendered as bold text when you post your Slack message. Note: There are hidden characters either side of the asterisks which will prevent Slack from formatting your word(s) between the asterisks. Explanation This is a variation of ...


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For the current WYSIWYG editor, hit Ctrl+Z immediately after conversion happened. For example: abc *def* ghi will result in abc def ghi On the other hand, abc *def*<CTRL+Z> ghi will result in abc *def* ghi This works for formatting only, not for Slack Emojis.


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I just tested and a single back-tick will escape upcoming formatting characters for the rest of the message. `*I don't want this to be bold*` That will be formatted as code `*I don't want this to be bold* That will be formatted normally but both asterisks will appear instead of making the text bold.


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UPDATE!: (2017-12-07) It seems Google has updated the Chrome web browser controls (and possibly others) to show placeholders for many common ASCII control characters, INCLUDING the Vertical Tab character! This change has caused my original Solution below to break, now showing "unknown character" squares or in some cases whitespace breaks, where before it ...


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The general answer from Google is that you can't get Google to recognize symbols as literals in a search. There are a few special things symbols are used for (e.g. - to negate a word) and other than that they're ignored. It's unfortunate, but that's what seems to be for most search engines. SymbolHound is a search engine designed to fix this problem, but it ...


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There is only one way to achieve what you want: Use a bot to create messages using the Slack API. Here's a page with an example showing how to do exactly what you want. But if you, the human, are typing using the Slack client, as others have said, there's no way to produce a string of text surrounded by asterisks. If you don't want other kinds of formatting ...


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Google does this now, see Improvements to searching for special characters in programming languages For those seeking answers to technical queries, Google just upped its search game. Now for queries containing sequences of 2-3 special characters such as [== vs ===] and [+=], Google will return results on the meaning of these sequences in programming ...


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Just announced by Google, searching for special characters is greatly improved. The catch? You need to search for at least two or three characters. Now for queries containing sequences of 2-3 special characters such as [== vs ===] and [+=], Google will return results on the meaning of these sequences in programming languages. For example, if you’re ...


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https://duckduckgo.com handled my search for "Redis::Queue" properly (not ignoring ::).


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Actually, Google Sheets exports to CSV using UTF-8. In Excel, instead of using double-click to open a CSV file, use the Text Import Wizard as it allows to select the "File origin". On the "File Origin" field, select 65001: Unicode (UTF-8).


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According to Google's Query Language Reference, string literals should be enclosed in either single or double quotes. Examples: "fourteen" 'hello world' "It's raining". You are joining the Attendance values by | only, which again is enclosed in 's, so if Attendance!A2:A was Larsson O'Malley Taylor the result of the "... '" & JOIN("|", Attendance!...


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There is a Unicode character, "Combining Grapheme Joiner" (͏Unicode: U+034F, UTF-8: CD 8F) that, if inserted just before one of the special characters in Slack, somehow nerfs Slack's detection of the special characters: I don't want *this* to be bold              ^- Insert it before this asterisk This trick hack seems to escape the following character, ...


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I alternate between using Linux (mostly various flavours of Ubuntu on desktops) and MacOS; I often need to enter Swedish characters as I work there a lot. The way I handle it is to add an additional keyboard in the system settings, then I have an icon in the top menu bar of the main screen where I can select the keyboard I want to use. You can change it very ...


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The other answers didn't seem to work for me in an Azure DevOps\VSTS wiki (which purports to be 'markdown'). What did work was using '\' as an escape character i.e. \* Hello world, this sentence is not in an unordered list.


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Maybe use the Unicode U+066D (٭) character when you mean the * character? The solution above in which the contributor recommends using the vertical tab character worked for me until I also included markup which used the .. syntax, at which point it did not.


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To escape a special character, f.e. * or @, type the following characters right before the character that we want to escape: Keep pressed: <ctrl><shift> Press and release, one after the other, the following characters: u a d Release: <ctrl><shift> For a moment, we will see, underlined: uAD which will soon become invisible. Now ...


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GitHub uses Markdown (specifically a custom 'flavour' thereof), and in Markdown you can escape backticks in code by using double backticks: https://github.com/mattcone/markdown-guide/blob/master/_basic-syntax/code.md#escaping-backticks If the word or phrase you want to denote as code includes one or more backticks, you can escape it by enclosing the word ...


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Part of the problem is that the search URL has to be constructed this way: http://www.culpa.info/search?search=mdes The other part is that unless their search engine has a feature to just return the first record from a search, you're not going to be able to do what you want. "I'm feeling lucky" is a feature of Google Search. Search engines don't all have ...


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The real channel for your example is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAY2wkEFE8JwK_mctIMtcJw/ The channel ID is : UCAY2wkEFE8JwK_mctIMtcJw The model for RSS feed is https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=ChannelID So, here the feed is https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UCAY2wkEFE8JwK_mctIMtcJw If the channel ID has ...


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Another option is to double one of the asterisks. *cough** and **cough* both work for me in my testing.


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Single back ticks will do it, triple back ticks will make it block text . . . but either will format it as code. As confirmed by this tweet by Slack. `*I don't want this to be bold*`


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I use the Chrome browser, and I added the "Accents & Diacritics for Gmail" Extension. It's very easy to use. It adds a small blue and red icon toward the upper right, near the settings triple dot. You have to remember to reset it sometimes by opening Gmail in a browser tab, then click on the Extension icon, then select a language (like French) and click "...


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As of October 2012, GMail includes its own multilingual options which may help here. If you tick "Enable input tools" under "Language" in Settings, you will be prompted to choose from a long list of languages and foreign keyboards. In your case, choose the French option with a keyboard symbol next to it. Once this option is enabled, you'll see an extra ...


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If you can speak the language, you can use voice recognition. I personally use Dragon NaturallySpeaking when sending emails (French/English). It will take care of including non-English characters in Gmail.


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You can just use words to spell out the symbols and do the search that way. i.e. for +=, you can search for plus equal. Google seems to do the right thing when you search this way.


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