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Github markdown: red text

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/12/02

Github officially does not support coloured text, but with a small trick, you can get a few colours by including a diff file in the markdown.

I did it when I had to put on hold open source projects due to rectum cancer recovery, for instance [Wayback] this fritzcap diff added the [Wayback] text:

which [Wayback] rendered becomes a kind of red bulleted list:

I learned this trick via [Wayback] How to add color to Github’s README.md file – Stack Overflow (thanks to [Wayback] revisions by [Wayback] craigmichaelmartin, [Wayback] Noam Manos and [Wayback] GalaxyCat105):

You can use the diff language tag to generate some colored text:

```diff
- text in red
+ text in green
! text in orange
# text in gray
@@ text in purple (and bold)@@
```

However, it adds it as a new line starting with either - + ! # or starts and ends with @@

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This issue was raised in [Wayback] github markup #369, but they haven’t made any change in decision since then (2014).

By now there is a new issue, again with little progress: [Wayback] Color text in markdown · Issue #1440 · github/markup

–jeroen

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