Strong and bold text

Strong (or bold) text is marked by single or double asterisks.

Textile example: Strong and bold text

*Strong* or **bold** text is displayed by browsers identically as bold text. Therefore, these modifiers can be used interchangingly most times.

Textile input (editable)

Browser output

HTML output

More about: Strong and bold text

1. Strong and emphasized markup can be combined:

Textile is *_way_* cool.

2. For markup within a word, square brackets [ ... ] have to be be used:

Textile is way c[*oo*]l.

Further reading: Strong and bold text

  1. MDN: The HTML <strong> element
  2. MDN: The HTML <b> element (non-semantic)

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