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What kind of and to what extent is formatting possible on Launchpad posts such as questions and bug reports?

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Answered on Launchpad:

Launchpad does not support markup in user entered content at this time. URL and bug numbers are linked by the formatter that preserves blank lines.

Please support this bug for a Launchpad wiki.

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The bug # and lp: markups disprove this theory... –  dan3 Sep 6 '13 at 6:44
    
@dan3 Those aren't markups: although they cause linkification, they appear as written in the text that is displayed. –  Eliah Kagan 19 hours ago

I've found it quite difficult/impossible to find any infos about that on help.launchpad.net. The little I know I found by trial-and-error. Most important for me (and the only special formatting I use often) is, that writing "bug #xxxxx" (without quotes) in a bug comment automatically creates a link to the respective bug report.

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Glad as I am not to the black sheep of the family (was worried I did not look hard enough), the lack of formatting feature is quite unfortunate. Ask Ubuntu's easy formatting tags on Launchpad would be wonderful. –  Oxwivi Mar 23 '11 at 17:09
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lp:projectname also auto links, that's about it. –  Jorge Castro Mar 24 '11 at 2:04
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Even documenting bug # and lp: would be a start. I know about bug # and I still can't remember it when I need it. –  dan3 Sep 6 '13 at 6:45

So the idea that Launchpad does not support formatting is only a myth... sort of. For the truly determined,

http://www.panix.com/~eli/unicode/convert.cgi?text=Is+Jorge+Castro+a+Robot?

   Parenthesized    ⒤⒮ ⒥⒪⒭⒢⒠ ⒞⒜⒮⒯⒭⒪ ⒜ ⒭⒪⒝⒪⒯?
   Circled  Ⓘⓢ Ⓙⓞⓡⓖⓔ Ⓒⓐⓢⓣⓡⓞ ⓐ Ⓡⓞⓑⓞⓣ?
   Negative Circled 🅘🅢 🅙🅞🅡🅖🅔 🅒🅐🅢🅣🅡🅞 🅐 🅡🅞🅑🅞🅣?
   Squared  🄸🅂 🄹🄾🅁🄶🄴 🄲🄰🅂🅃🅁🄾 🄰 🅁🄾🄱🄾🅃?
   Negative Squared 🅸🆂 🅹🅾🆁🅶🅴 🅲🅰🆂🆃🆁🅾 🅰 🆁🅾🅱🅾🆃?
   Fullwidth    Is Jorge Castro a Robot?
   Double-struck    𝕀𝕤 𝕁𝕠𝕣𝕘𝕖 ℂ𝕒𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕠 𝕒 ℝ𝕠𝕓𝕠𝕥?
   Bold 𝐈𝐬 𝐉𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨 𝐚 𝐑𝐨𝐛𝐨𝐭?
   Bold italic  𝑰𝒔 𝑱𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒆 𝑪𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒐 𝒂 𝑹𝒐𝒃𝒐𝒕?
   Bold script  𝓘𝓼 𝓙𝓸𝓻𝓰𝓮 𝓒𝓪𝓼𝓽𝓻𝓸 𝓪 𝓡𝓸𝓫𝓸𝓽?
   Fraktur  𝕴𝖘 𝕵𝖔𝖗𝖌𝖊 𝕮𝖆𝖘𝖙𝖗𝖔 𝖆 𝕽𝖔𝖇𝖔𝖙?
   Curvy 1 pseudoalphabet   ٱร ﻝѻɼﻭﻉ ƈครՇɼѻ ค ɼѻ๒ѻՇ?
   Curvy 2 pseudoalphabet   ιѕ נσяﻭє ¢αѕтяσ α яσвσт?
   Curvy 3 pseudoalphabet   เร ן๏гﻮє ςครՇг๏ ค г๏๒๏Շ?
   Rock Dots pseudoalphabet Їṡ Jöṛġë Ċäṡẗṛö ä Ṛöḅöẗ?
   A-cute pseudoalphabet    íś Jőŕǵé Ćáśtŕő á Ŕőbőt?
   Small Caps pseudoalphabet    ɪꜱ ᴊᴏʀɢᴇ ᴄᴀꜱᴛʀᴏ ᴀ ʀᴏʙᴏᴛ?
   Stroked pseudoalphabet   Ɨs Ɉøɍǥɇ ȻȺsŧɍø Ⱥ Ɍøƀøŧ?
   CJK+Thai pseudoalphabet  ノ丂 フo尺g乇 cム丂イ尺o ム 尺o乃oイ?
   Faux Cyrillic pseudoalphabet Іѕ ЈоѓБэ Ҁаѕтѓо а Яоъот?
   Upside down pseudoalphabet   ıs ɾoɹƃǝ ɔɐsʇɹo ɐ ɹoqoʇ¿
   Upside down pseudoalphabet (backwards)   ¿ʇoqoɹ ɐ oɹʇsɐɔ ǝƃɹoɾ sı
   Reversed pseudoalphabet  Iꙅ Joᴙgɘ ↃAꙅTᴙo A ᴙodoT⸮
   Reversed pseudoalphabet (backwards)  ⸮Todoᴙ A oᴙTꙅAↃ ɘgᴙoJ ꙅI

http://adamvarga.com/strike/

P̶o̶p̶e̶y̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶l̶a̶m̶e̶.̶

http://thejh.net/misc/unicode-underline

P̲o̲p̲e̲y̲ ̲i̲s̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲b̲e̲e̲s̲ ̲k̲n̲e̲e̲s̲

And you can actually combine these

http://www.panix.com/~eli/unicode/convert.cgi?text=M%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6i%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6c%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6h%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6e%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6a%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6l%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6+%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6H%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6a%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6l%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6l%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6+%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6e%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6a%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6t%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6s%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6+%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6r%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6u%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6b%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6b%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6e%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6r%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6+%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6f%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6o%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6r%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6+%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6s%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6u%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6p%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6p%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6e%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6r%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6+%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6a%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6n%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6d%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6+%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6h%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6a%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6s%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6+%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6c%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6h%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6i%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6c%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6k%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6e%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6n%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6+%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6f%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6o%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6r%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6+%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6t%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6i%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6r%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6e%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6s%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6.%CC%B6%CC%B2%CC%B6

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