Hi @Aaron Grosky ,
As far that I know you don't need to escape backslash "\"; You can go ahead and just use the backslash character.
I've tested in a JIRA description and I had the following result:
using \ resulted in \
using \\ resulted in a newline as you mentioned.
If my answer don't answer your question, please share with us step-by-step with your issue.
@Italo Qualisoni _e-Core_ Maybe a misunderstand.
As the AG said, the expected "\\" was converted to a newline.
I raised the similar jira questions earlier: https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-questions/How-do-i-input-quot-0-quot-and-quot-0-quot-in-JIRA-comments/qaq-p/1562170, no response yet.
@Wu Chen did not misunderstand me. I tried to highlight a backslash, e.g. "... use a \ to ...". *\* becomes ** and *\\* becomes two stars separated by a newline.
For consistency, any special character following a backslash should have its meaning changed. \\ should make the second \ a printable \. \@ should not complain about the text which follow it (an unescaped @ is not a problem since it formats correctly). \newline should be the way to force a newline (change the newline from white space to a required newline).
IMO, both \\ and \@ not escaping the second character are bugs and should be fixed. If \\ is a documented way of forcing a newline, then fixing this may be difficult because of backward compatibility.
It's documented here that \\ produces a new line:
Now it's clear that you want to produce \ (bold \ character) using wiki markup.
Using the new WYSIWYG editor I can make it work and see in issue history *\\* is used. But if I try to create an issue using *\\* in the description, the issue description stay empty.
This might be indeed a bug and I would recommend open an issue to Atlassian support in https://support.atlassian.com/
Actually, the Atlassian documentation conflicts. In one section, the \\ is clearly documented as creating a line break. However, in another section the \ is said to remove the special properties of the following character.
As to the WYSIWYG editor, this is the first I've heard of it. That may be a new feature that is not yet available where I work.
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