Help:Getting Started

  • This page is a how-to guide, detailing processes or procedures of some aspects or aspects of the Lexicon's norms and practices. It is not one of our policies or guidelines.

    This is a Work In Progress guide. I will be adding to it as I learn more about how this works.


    Sections in a page will follow the page's Abstract and (under certain conditions), the Table of Contents.

    Section Headings

    The [hl=1] through [hl=6] markup are headings for the sections with which they are associated. When a page has at least four headings, a table of contents (TOC) will automatically appear after the abstract and before the first heading. The TOC can be potentially controlled, but I do not know how at this point.

    Markup coming as soon as I can figure out how to make it not render. It's not controlled by the normal bbcode controller, and doesn't seem to respect the no-parse rule of [code] and [tt] tags.
    So, there is no official documentation, but most of the support questions suggest using the bbcode. However, when I asked about the bbcode being parsed even within code blocks, I was told not to use it. Will continue doing research until I can write up a proper support document.

    Renders As

    Horizontal Rule

    The horizontal rule represents a paragraph-level thematic break. Use of horizontal rules should be sparse, and should only represent major thematic breaks.

    Renders As

    HTML equivalent: <hr />


    Special Characters

    Many characters not on the standard computer keyboard will be useful, even necessary, for projects in non-Latin-alphabet languages. Special characters can often be displayed using numeric character references or character entity references. For example, À and À both render À (A-grave).

    Please note: Before posting, change the editor to bb-code only mode, then back to the WYSIWYG editor, or copy the special character directly. If you don't, it could post the literal string instead of what you intend for it to post.

    Diacritical marks

    Characters in this section: À Á Â Ã Ä Å Æ Ç È É Ê Ë Ì Í Î Ï Ñ Ò Ó Ô Õ Ö Ø Œ Ù Ú Û Ü Ÿ ß
    à á â ã ä å æ ç è é ê ë ì í î ï ñ ò ó ô õ ö ø œ ù ú û ü ÿ

    Punctuation special characters

    Characters in this section: ¿ ¡ § ¶ † ‡ • – — ‹ › « » ‘ ’ “ ” ' "

    Commercial symbols

    Characters in this section: ™ © ® ¢ € ¥ £ ¤

    Greek characters

    Characters in this section:

    AlphaΑ αNuΝ ν
    BetaΒ βXiΞ ξ
    GammaΓ γOmicronΟ ο
    DeltaΔ δPiΠ π
    EpsilonΕ εRhoΡ ρ
    ZetaΖ ζSigmaΣ σ/ς
    EtaΗ ηTauΤ τ
    ThetaΘ θUpsilonΥ υ
    IotaΙ ιPhiΦ φ
    KappaΚ κChiΧ χ
    LambdaΛ λPsiΨ ψ
    MuΜ μOmegaΩ ω

    Mathematical characters

    Characters used in this section: ∫ ∑ ∏ √ − ± ∞ ≈ ∝ ≡ ≠ ≤ ≥ × · ÷ ∂ ′ ″ ∇ ‰ ° ∴ ℵ ø ∈ ∉ ∩ ∪ ⊂ ⊃ ⊆ ⊇ ¬ ∧ ∨ ∃ ∀ ⇒ ⇐ ⇓ ⇑ ⇔ → ↓ ↑ ← ↔

    Links and URLs

    Free links

    Free links are used in wikitext markup to produce internal links between pages. You can create free links by putting double square brackets around text designating the title of the page you want to link to. Thus, Example will be rendered as Example.

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