# Markdown¶

If you enter a comment, this is just plain text at first. However, JuliaBase supports a special syntax in these comments. This makes them more useful.

This special syntax was not invented for JuliaBase. Instead, it is a well-known markup syntax called “Markdown”. See also its homepage for the full story. However, for practical reasons, JuliaBase forbids image inclusion and headings in its comments. But you can use all the rest. Note that some characters (e.g. »_«, »*«, »[«) have a special meaning, so if you want to use them as-is, you have to prepend a backslash »\«.

JuliaBase even adds a nice feature itself: If you enter the name of a sample or a sample series, JuliaBase converts it to a clickable link automatically. Within names, prepending a backslash to »_« is not necessary.

If you like to test JuliaBase’s comment syntax, visit the Markdown sandbox on the demo site.

## Paragraphs¶

Paragraphs are separated by an empty line:

First paragraph.

Second paragraph.


Output:

First paragraph.

Second paragraph.

## Emphasis¶

*italics*, **bold**.  Alternatively:  _italics_, __bold__

italics, bold. Alternatively: italics, bold

## Escaping characters¶

If you like to use a character as-is but Markdown interprets it as something special, put a backslash before it:

In *italics*, and this is not in \*italics\*.

In italics, and this is not in *italics*.

Note that this is not necessary in sample names. For example, in “08B-410_a_3”, nothing gets italic (if this sample exists).

## Special characters¶

&sigma; = e n &mu;
&micro;c-Si:H

σ = e n μ
µc-Si:H

See the Wikipedia entry for a full list of these characters.

## Math equations¶

You can use LaTeX equations between $…$:

$\alpha = \frac{1}{\beta}$

$$\alpha = \frac{1}{\beta}$$

## Lists¶

1. sputtering
2. etching
3. depositing

1. sputtering
2. etching
3. depositing

Yes, that’s not the same! ;-) For long lines, indentation is correct this way.

* this
* that
* and this, too

• this
• that
• and this, too

## Line breaks¶

Put two spaces at the end of the line:

First line.<SPC><SPC>
Second line.

First line.
Second line.