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  • Some of these rules aren't precisely accurate at the current revision of Kwiki, so you may want to check out the SandBox for a (slightly) more accurate picture of KwikiText as it stands now.
  • After modifying your character page hit the SAVE button without retyping the name of your page at the top or it will give you an error.

Level 1 Heading (H1)

= Level 1 Heading (H1)

Level 2 Heading (H2)

== Level 2 Heading (H2)

Level 3 Heading (H3)

=== Level 3


Level 4 Heading (H4)

==== Level 4 Heading (H4)


Level 5 Heading (H5)
===== Level 5 Heading (H5)


Level 6 Heading (H6)
====== Level 6 Heading (H6)


The horizontal lines in this page are made with 4 or more dashes:


Partial horizontal lines, depending upon the Wiki stylesheet in use, can be emulated with a string of * bolded —.



‏      —————————————————————


Paragraphs are separated by a blank line.

Like this. Another paragraph.

Paragraphs are separated by a blank line.

‏ Paragraphs can be first-line indented without invoking fixed pre text with the use of space glyphs, preceeded by a text-directional indicator, ‎ usually:

‎ Use   widest, for distinctive first-line indent.

‎ Use   narrower, useful, but not as distinctive.

‎ Using ‏ should be for a non-breaking   but it probably doesn't work, as you probably can see.

‎ Multiple   will indent the raw and view-source views, but not the paragraph or line.

‎ Use   narrowest.

As compared to non-indented. The   and [=&]thinsp;can also be handy in more closely aligning preformatted text areas when odd width glyphs are also used, such as some extra-wide dingbat-ish symbols: Ⅷ (VIII connected), Ⅻ (XII connected), ⌨ (keyboard), ⁂ (asterisk triangle), Nj (Nj ligature), etc.


Bold text, italic text, and underscore text.

*Bold text*, /italic text/, and _underscore text_.

Combination of bold and italics

/*Combination of bold and italics*/

. Inline code like /etc/passwd or CGI::Kwiki

Inline code like [=/etc/passwd] or [=CGI::Kwiki]

. Strikethrough


. Underlined


. All combined

/_*-All combined-*_/

Hint: If _[ Preview ]_shows unintentional strikethrough text, because of use of a simple ASCII dash within the paragraph, substitute the “–” ([=&]ndash;) or “−” ([=&]minus;) for the unintended strikethrough start, depending upon the contextual meaning of the dash.


WikiLinks are formed by two or more words in camel-case.

WikiLinks are formed by two or more words in /camel-case/.

External links begin with < spam://,>* like <spam://*>*

External links begin with http://, like

On some cases links can appear as < spam://.>* This means that you entered an address that is not whitelisted. Wait for an admin to whitelist it.

Forced wiki links are a alphanumeric string surrounded by square brackets.

Forced wiki [links] are a alphanumeric string surrounded by square brackets.

Named http links have text with an http: link inside, like FreePAN Site

Named http links have text with an http:// link inside, like [FreePAN Site]

It is also possible to use named WikiLinks which can be helpful if a page is renamed (note that this technique is not supported by Wikiwyg 0.12):

[LinkText WikiLink]

Sometimes WordsShouldNotMakeAWikiLink so put a '!' beforehand.

Sometimes !WordsShouldNotMakeAWikiLink so put a '!' beforehand.

Same thing with

Same thing with !

Mailto links are just email addresses like mailto: mailto: mailto: mailto: mailto: mailto: mailto:

Mailto links are just email addresses like


Links to images display the image:


Hint: Outlinked images such as the above will NOT display in a properly secured browser. That setting destroys Map Quest (AOL), too, but not Google Maps. On the other hand, on-site ones like image should display just fine.

On the other hand, on-site ones like

Links to images with square-bracketed display text: image display the display text as a link.

Links to images with square-bracketed display text:


Unordered lists begin with a '* '. The number of asterisks determines the level, and the installed stylesheet determines the actual bullets used:

  • foo
  • bar
    • boom
    • bam
      • bop
        • boofraw
  • baz
* foo

Hint: “• Bulleted items” can be referred to in text by using the &bull; glyph.


Ordered lists begin with a '0 ' (zero):

  1. foo
  2. bar
    1. boom
    2. bam
  3. baz
0 foo


You can mix lists too:

  • Today:
    1. Eat icecream
    2. Buy a pony
  • Tomorrow:
    1. Eat more icecream
    2. Buy another pony
* Today:


This feature no longer works correctly in Kwiki >0.31. Notice that this produces two unordered lists at the top level, instead of one. – MattHoward

Any text that does not begin in the first column is rendered as preformatted text.

foo   bar

As seen above in the hint about paragraph indention, use of &lrm;&emsp; can be used to indent-first a paragraph, even if it's not specified in the stylesheet for the Kwiki.


You can comment out wiki-text with '# ' at the beginning of a line. This will make the text an html comment:

# These lines have been

⌗ The U+2317 hash can be used to indicate a # in the first position of a non-preformatted line. (⌗ == ⌗), or a normal #

‎# can be preceeded with an &lrm; to subvert the comment processing.


Simple Tables:

Dick Jane
height 72" 65"
weight 130lbs 150lbs
|        | Dick   | Jane |

NOTE - Do not leave any trailing whitespaces - they cause all kinds of strange formatting errors ( RajendraGokhale).

However, headings can be bolded, and even spaced-over, with [=&]emsp;, [=&]ensp;, and/or [=&]thinsp;

Column 1   Column 2
Row 1 Detail 1 Detail 2

But, as of v0.38, there is no way to right-justify nor center either for all text or table cells. Don't be tricked into using the [=&]rlm;:

‏This is Right-to-Left text rendering, using the above RLM meta-glyph. It doesn't truly work as expected, as you can see, and can make the text quite confusing, and very difficult to edit.

‎Also, combining ‏עברי or فارسى‎ in a table can make the table break on edit, whether Wikiwyg or action=edit.


Inline HTML is escaped.

<hr> <bold>No?</bold> <i>Yes?</i> <hr/>

Renders as: <hr> <bold>No?</bold> <i>Yes?< i> <hr >

Notice the ' `/` ' character in the tags is being rendered as italic markers.