What happened to monospace text?

dan.hedges July 22, 2019

I'm writing a comment in a Jira ticket. Used to be, you could write monospace text inside {{curly brackets}}. Now, that doesn't seem to work.

I've seen posts here saying that using backticks like `this` works. It does not for me.

What happened?

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David Su February 19, 2024

Still..... {{broken}}

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Michael Thompson
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July 22, 2019

What version are you using? I'm on Jira Software 8.1.0 and it's still working fine for me with the double curly brackets. 

dan.hedges July 22, 2019

I'm on Jira Cloud.

Also, I was experiencing the problem when I was using the new UI. At the top of the screen I see the message "We're updating the issue view to help you get more done. Learn more or See the old view." And if I switch back to the old view, the problem goes away -- double-braces works to produce monospace.

Under the "Learn more" link it says they're implementing Markdown syntax instead of wiki markup:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirasoftwarecloud/markdown-formatting-in-jira-cloud-973480071.html

Under markdown syntax, monospace should be denoted with backticks, `like this`. But that doesn't work. Maybe it's not supported yet.

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July 23, 2019

Either that, or it's bugged. Wish I could help you more. Good Luck!

Philip Gladstone April 3, 2020

It is now roughly 9 months later, and it is still broken in Jira Cloud New Issue view.

dan.hedges April 3, 2020

It's working for me now, using double-curly-braces. That's in a new issue description field.

I tried markdown syntax, but that apparently isn't working.

I'm on Jira Cloud also.

dan.hedges April 3, 2020

Comments, however, for me recognize markdown syntax, i.e. back-ticks.

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