Stonefishy Blog - by Andrew Shi

Scribbles of a front and back ends developer

Backslash Escapes in Markdown

Markdown allows you to use backslash to generate literal characters that possesses special meaning in Markdown syntax.

Markdown provides backslash escapes for the following characters:

  • \ blackslash
  • ` backtick
  • * asterisk
  • _ underscore
  • {} curly braces
  • [] square brackets
  • () parentheses
  • # hash mark
  • + push sign
  • - minus sign (hyphen)
  • . dot
  • ! exclamation mark