Miscellaneous forum formatting topic

Miscellanous forum topics.

Use unicode when escaping a character doesn’t work

There doesn’t appear to be anyway to prevent a url name from being a hyperlink. A blackslash, quoting doesn’t work. So for example, it is either manjaro.org, manjaro dot org or manjaro․org. The later one uses Unicode: ctrl+shift+u2024spacebar.


Sometimes it would be nice to format text in columns or a table. However the table isn’t styled nicely.

A simple example:

 |Ccommand | Documentation|
 |:--      |:--           |
 | pacman  | man [pacman](https://man.archlinux.org/man/core/pacman/pacman.8.en) |
 | inxi    | man [rsync](https://man.archlinux.org/man/extra/rsync/rsync.1.en) | 

The above produces:

Ccommand Documentation
pacman man pacman
inxi man rsync

Anyway to improve the above, or just forget tables.

That works perfectly fine on all my markdown editors but not here :thinking:

<tr><th>pacman </th><th>man <a href="https://man.archlinux.org/man/core/pacman/pacman.8.en">pacman</a></th>
<tr><th>inxi</th><th>man <a href="https://man.archlinux.org/man/extra/rsync/rsync.1.en">rsync</a></th>
Command Documentation
pacman man pacman
inxi man rsync

To prevent url text showing as a hyperlink:

  • use UTF-8 or HTML code for the full stop – manjaro&#46;org or manjaro&period;org
  • HTML void tags – manjaro<meta>.org or manjaro<base>.org
  • Not proper HTML tags but enough for a Discourse workaround – manjaro<c>.org or manjaro<t>.org

A table can be implemented with less markdown, but it does not look any better

Command | Documentation
- | -
pacman | man [pacman](https://man.archlinux.org/man/core/pacman/pacman.8.en)
inxi | man [inxi](https://smxi.org/docs/inxi-man.htm)

A more compact layout can be created in text format using em and en spaces to align text horizontally

&ensp; **Command** &emsp;**Documentation**
&ensp; pacman &emsp;&emsp;man [pacman](https://man.archlinux.org/man/core/pacman/pacman.8.en)
&ensp; inxi &emsp;&emsp;&emsp;&emsp;man [inxi](https://smxi.org/docs/inxi-man.htm)

  pacman   man pacman
  inxi     man inxi

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