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Sections, Paragraphs, Lists and Lines

Start your sections with header lines:

=== New Section ===

==== Subsection ====


=== New Section ===   or   

New Section

==== Subsection ==== or

Subsection

A single newline has no effect. But an empty line starts a new paragraph.
A single newline
has no effect.

But an empty line
starts a new paragraph.
You can break lines
without starting a new paragraph.
You can break lines
without starting a new paragraph.
* Lists are good: ** they organize material ** they look clean
* Lists are good:
** they organize material
** they look clean
# Numbered lists are also good ## Very organized ## easy to follow
# Numbered lists are also good
## Very organized
## easy to follow
; Definition lists : lists with definitions ; item to be defined : the item's definition
; Definition lists : lists with definitions
; item to be defined : the item's definition
For mixing list types, you need to use HTML:
  • A numbered list:
    1. First item
    2. Second item
  • more bullets
  • A numbered list:
    1. First item
    2. Second item
  • more bullets
:Lines can be ::indented :::several levels
:Lines can be
::indented
:::several levels
IF (a line starts with whitespace) THEN it will be formatted exactly as typed; in a technical looking font; lines won't wrap; ENDIF this is useful for: * pasting preformatted text; * algorithm descriptions; * ascii art;
 IF (a line starts with whitespace) THEN
   it will be formatted exactly as typed;
   in a technical looking font;
   lines won't wrap;
 ENDIF
 this is useful for:
   * pasting preformatted text;
   * algorithm descriptions;
   * ascii art;
Text can be centered.
Text can be centered.
A horizontal dividing line: above ---- and below.
A horizontal dividing line: above
----
and below. Or use 
.

Links, URLs, Images

Link to the [[Wikipedia FAQ]].
(First letter of target is automatically capitalized.
Spaces are converted into underscores.
To create a new page: start with a link to it, then click on ?.
Check out the [[naming conventions]].)
Link to the [[Wikipedia FAQ]].
Same target, different name: [[wikipedia FAQ|answers]].
Same target, different name: [[Wikipedia FAQ|answers]]
[[The weather in London]] is a page that doesn't exist yet.
You can start it by clicking on the question mark.
After creating a page, search for its title and make
sure that everyone correctly links to it.
[[The weather in London]] is a page that doesn't
exist yet.
Redirect one article title to another
by putting text like this in its first line.
#REDIRECT [[United States]]
External link: [http://www.nupedia.com Nupedia]
External link: [http://www.nupedia.com Nupedia]
Or just give the URL: http://www.nupedia.com.
(Good idea since it makes a printout more useful.)
Or just give the URL: http://www.nupedia.com.
A picture: http://www.wikipedia.com/wiki.png
To upload images, use the tool from [[special:Special_pages|Special pages]].
''Do not'' link to external files on other servers unless you
control that server space!







A picture: http://www.wikipedia.com/wiki.png

Character formatting

''Emphasize'', '''strongly''', '''''very strongly'''''.
Use also in formulas: '''F''' = ''m'' '''a'''.
''Emphasize'', '''strongly''', '''''very strongly'''''.
Alternatively: Emphasize, strongly
'''F''' = ''m'' '''a'''.
These are double and triple apostrophes, not double quotes.
Funny fonts
But == ... == is better for separating sections.
Funny fonts
A typewriter font for technical terms.
technical terms
You can strike out stuff
and insert new stuff. Useful for editing.
You can strike out stuff
and insert new stuff
Umlauts and accents: (See [[Wiki special characters]])
À Á Â Ã Ä Å Æ
Ç È É Ê Ë Ì Í
Î Ï Ñ Ò Ó Ô Õ
Ö Ø Ù Ú Û Ü ß
à á â ã ä å æ
ç è é ê ë ì í
î ï ñ ò ó ô õ
ö ø ù ú û ü ÿ


À Á Â Ã Ä Å Æ
Ç È É Ê Ë Ì Í
Î Ï Ñ Ò Ó Ô Õ
Ö Ø Ù Ú Û Ü ß
à á â ã ä å æ
ç è é ê ë ì í
î ï ñ ò ó ô õ
ö ø ù ú û ü ÿ
Punctuation: ¿ ¡ « » § ¶
† ‡ •
¿ ¡ « » § ¶
† ‡ •
Evil stuff: ™ © ® ¢ € ¥ £ ¤
™ © ® ¢ € ¥ £ ¤
Subscript: x2 Superscript: x2
Subscript: x2 Superscript: x2
Greek characters: α β γ δ ε ζ
η θ ι κ λ μ ν ξ
π ρ σ ς τ υ φ
χ ψ ω
Γ Δ Θ Λ Ξ Π Σ
Φ Ψ Ω
α β γ δ ε ζ 
η θ ι κ λ μ ν ξ 
π ρ  σ ς τ υ φ
χ ψ ω
Γ Δ Θ Λ Ξ Π Σ 
Φ Ψ Ω
Math characters: (See [[Wiki special characters]])
∫ ∑ ∏ √ ± ∞
≈ ∝ ≡ ≠ ≤ ≥ →
× · ÷ ∂ ′ ″ ∇
‰ ° ∴ ℵ
ø ∈ ∋ ∩ ∪ ⊂ ⊃ ⊆ ⊇
¬ ∧ ∨ ∃ ∀ ⇒ ⇔

∫ ∑ ∏ √ ± ∞
≈ ∝ ≡ ≠ ≤ ≥ →
× · ÷ ∂ ′ ″ ∇
‰ ° ∴ ℵ
ø ∈ ∋ ∩ ∪ ⊂ ⊃ ⊆ ⊇
¬ ∧ ∨ ∃ ∀ ⇒ ⇔
More space than usual, no line break: x2   ≥   0 true.
This is useful in formulas.
x2   ≥   0
Ascii art integrals (start every line with a blank):
∞ -x2 ∫ e dx = √π -∞ The square root sucks though.
  ∞  -x2
  ∫ e   dx = √π
 -∞

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