On this page, you’ll learn:
How to apply monospace formatting to inline text in AsciiDoc.
Where to modify your site’s inline monospace text styling.
Technical content often requires text to be styled in a way that indicates it is a command or source code. Such text is usually emphasized using a fixed-width, i.e., monospace, font.
Inline monospace syntax
A word or phrase is marked as monospace when it is enclosed in a single set of backticks (
`word`) (constrained formatting).
Bounded characters are marked as monospace when they’re enclosed in a set of double backticks (
char``act``ers) (unconstrained formatting).
Bounded characters are characters that are:
directly preceded by a non-whitespace character, or
directly followed by a non-whitespace character.
You don’t need to use double backticks when an entire word or phrase marked as monospace is directly followed by a common punctuation mark, such as
A monospace `word`, and a monospace `phrase of text`. Monospace c``hara``cter``s`` within a word.
The result of Example 1 is displayed below.
word, and a monospace
phrase of text.
s within a word.
Mixing monospace with other formatting
You can add multiple emphasis styles to monospace text as long as the syntax is placed in the correct order.
`*_monospace bold italic phrase_*` & ``**__char__**``acter``**__s__**``
Monospace syntax is always the outermost formatting set.
Bold syntax (
*) must be outside the italic formatting set.
Italic syntax (
_) is always the innermost formatting set.
The result of Example 2 is displayed below.
monospace bold italic phrase &
How inline monospace text appears on your site depends on the fonts loaded by your UI and any CSS styles applied to the
<code> HTML tag.
You can learn more about customizing how monospace text appears in your site in the UI documentation.