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#1 2023-02-16 16:33:22

Ferdinand
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Typing out BBCodes without having them interpreted

I recently wanted to tell somebody to put their command output within [⁣code] [⁣/code] tags, and yikes - how amazingly difficult tongue

The problem is that the tags will be interpreted, and I could find no intuitive way of escaping them - and I don't think [ code ] [ /code ] quite cuts it.

Eventually, I found a solution by thisoldman in an age-old thread.

I don't know if there is a better way to do it or not, but I'm fairly certain it would save some head-scratching if we were to add something about it in the BBCode info page smile

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#2 2023-02-16 16:36:06

seth
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Re: Typing out BBCodes without having them interpreted

You put bbcode into code tags wink

[code][code]foo[/code][/code]

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#3 2023-02-16 16:55:17

Trilby
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Re: Typing out BBCodes without having them interpreted

Or just link them to the bbc instructions.  Why give them a fish when you can ... give them instructions on fishing.

And by using a link, you can kinda' demonstrate it too:

Please post your output in [code]...[/code] tags.

Note that other blocks would work too:

Please use [code]...[/code] tags, or [code]...[/code] tags.

(but please, for the love of god, don't actually use color tags like that as they make huge assumptions about everyone else's default color scheme.)

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#4 2023-02-16 17:32:49

Ferdinand
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Re: Typing out BBCodes without having them interpreted

Hehe, now it seems so easy, I don't know what I was doing.

I did try stuff like this: [⁣em][⁣code][⁣/em]foo[⁣em][⁣/code][⁣/em], which produces:

[/em]foo[em]


But I get it now; those codes must be attacked from the inside; not the outside smile

[[em]code[/em]]foo[[em]/code[/em]] does the trick: [code]foo[/code], puh - and thanks for all the fish smile

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#5 2023-02-16 18:38:49

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Re: Typing out BBCodes without having them interpreted

Ferdinand wrote:

Eventually, I found a solution by thisoldman in an age-old thread.

That will only work for people who have a font installed that can display U+263. If that glyph is missing from the system a generic identifier box will be displayed instead of an invisible space.

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