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Lightweight, plain-text markup language used across the entire Stack Exchange network for post formatting.

Markdown is a lightweight markup language used across the entire Stack Exchange network for post formatting. The language takes many cues from existing conventions for marking up plain text in email; it is designed for maximum readability and "publishability" of both its input and output forms.

The code used in the Markdown is open source and can be found at the following:

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If you'd like to test out Markdown formatting, you can use the Formatting Sandbox.

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