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How do I escape formatting characters in Slack?

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 ...
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How do I escape formatting characters in Slack?

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 ...
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How do I escape formatting characters in Slack?

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 ...
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How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search?

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 ...
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How do I escape formatting characters in Slack?

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 ...
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How do I escape formatting characters in Slack?

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 ...
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Google Spreadsheets CSV Encoding not UTF-8?

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 ...
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How can I stop apostrophes in names from tripping up formulae?

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 ...
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Why doesn't Google give search results for '*' [asterisk]?

Google Search doesn't allow searching for punctuation characters. Further, the asterisk (*) acts as a wildcard character in searches. For instance * tart recipe Should return recipes for apple ...
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How do I write an asterisk at the beginning of a line in wiki syntax without transforming into a list item?

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 ...
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How do I escape formatting characters in Slack?

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 ...
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How do I escape formatting characters in Slack?

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 ...
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Does GitHub have an escape character for their markup?

For both a single backtick and triple backtick, it seems that github (and stackexchange) support a backslash escape: cd /var/opt/oracle/creg/\`printenv ORACLE_SID\`.ini gives: cd /var/opt/oracle/creg/...
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Use I'm-Feeling-Lucky type URL on 3rd party website

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 ...
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How do I generate RSS feeds for YouTube channels with non-English characters in their names?

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/...
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How do I escape formatting characters in Slack?

2021 and I still ended up in this thread, on my Windows PC the CTRL+Z worked, for my phone that didn't so I experimented a bit. Simplest way I found that works for me on all platforms, add a space ...
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How do I escape formatting characters in Slack?

Another option is to double one of the asterisks. *cough** and **cough* both work for me in my testing.
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How do I insert foreign characters in Gmail?

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. ...
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