How to escape square brackets?
07-13-2016, 10:19 AM
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 Dieter Senior Member Posts: 2,397 Joined: Dec 2013
How to escape square brackets?
I wonder if there is an official way of using square brackets in posts without having them interpreted as formatting tags. While there is no problem writing something like [A] or [C] (since there is no respective command) it seems to be impossible to do so with a B between square brackets because this is interpreted as the tag for bold text.

The only solution I found is using additional "bold" tags around the text:

Code:
Press [b][B][/b] to start

The result then looks like this:

Press [B] to start

But what do you do if you want an "I" in square brackets? OK, you can use the same trick with the tag for italics, but I think there must be a general solution that prevents text in square brackets to be interpreted as formatting tags.

Dieter
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 Messages In This Thread How to escape square brackets? - Dieter - 07-13-2016 10:19 AM RE: How to escape square brackets? - Thomas Radtke - 07-13-2016, 12:09 PM RE: How to escape square brackets? - Dieter - 07-13-2016, 06:56 PM RE: How to escape square brackets? - Joe Horn - 07-14-2016, 05:43 AM RE: How to escape square brackets? - Thomas Radtke - 07-14-2016, 12:10 PM RE: How to escape square brackets? - EdS2 - 07-15-2016, 07:54 AM RE: How to escape square brackets? - Dieter - 07-15-2016, 08:16 AM RE: How to escape square brackets? - Thomas Radtke - 07-15-2016, 09:28 AM RE: How to escape square brackets? - Thomas Radtke - 07-15-2016, 08:16 AM RE: How to escape square brackets? - Dave Hicks - 07-16-2016, 03:12 PM RE: How to escape square brackets? - Dieter - 07-16-2016, 07:15 PM RE: How to escape square brackets? - Thomas Radtke - 07-16-2016, 07:37 PM RE: How to escape square brackets? - Dave Hicks - 07-16-2016, 03:32 PM

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