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why are __ making changing text to bold?

Hi,

We are referring to API fields that contain 2 underscores "__"
However this keeps removing the double underscore and then changing the format to bold.

However according to the help this should only happen when you use double asterix **.
https://help.trello.com/article/821-using-markdown-in-trello

So why is it doing this for underscores and can they be "escaped"?

Thank you

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Lara Atlassian Team Sep 21, 2021

Hi Mickel,

Thanks for reaching out!

Trello uses basic markdown syntax, and it does look like double underscores would bold words: https://www.markdownguide.org/basic-syntax#bold. I'll add that to our markdown help article 👍

With that said, depending on your API call, you should be able to escape formatting using the backslash "\" character.

Let me know how you go!

Lara
The Trello Team

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