Enriching Conversations with Character AI Text Formatting

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Character AI text formatting is a powerful tool that enhances your chat experience and gives you more control over your conversations. Markdown, a lightweight markup language, is one of the tools at your disposal. It allows you to apply various text styles, making your AI interactions more engaging and dynamic.

Markdown Styling in Character AI

With Character.AI, you can use Markdown to style your text and create a unique narrative style. Both users and characters can utilize Markdown to emphasize specific parts of the dialogue or add flair to their conversations.

Here are some basics to get you started:

  • Bold Text: Enclose your text within double asterisks (). For example, This is bold text will render as: This is bold text**.
  • Italics: Wrap your text in single asterisks (). For instance, This is italicized text will appear as: This is italicized text*.
  • Highlight: Use single backticks () to highlight a specific part of the text. For example,This text is highlightedwill show up as:This text is highlighted`.
  • Strikethrough: Use tilde (~) on both sides of the text to strike it out. ~This is strikethrough text~ will be rendered as: ~This is strikethrough text~.

You can also create headings of various sizes by using one to five ‘#’ symbols at the start of the line. One ‘#’ renders the largest heading, while five ‘#####’ produce the smallest heading. Additionally, Character AI supports multi-line code blocks enclosed in three backticks (“`) or three tildes (~~~).

The Art of Parenthetical Comments

In Character.AI, you can use parentheses or Markdown to indicate different things a character might say, describe actions, portray emotional reactions, or even mutter asides. Parentheses are commonly used to describe scenarios and actions.

For instance, during an AI-based adventure, a character might instruct the user:

{{char}}: The enemy has breached our walls!! Open the secret escape door with the hidden control panel over there!

The user might respond with:

{{user}}: Got it! (opens panel)

In this example, the action of opening the panel is indicated in parentheses.

You can also use single asterisks (*) to indicate actions or emotions. For example:

*{{user}} feels nervous*

This represents an emotional state.

Quotation Marks, Asterisks, and Hyphens

Character AI also supports the traditional narrative approach using quotation marks to denote dialogue. For example:

"Is anyone there?" I say as I peer down the alley.

In addition to parentheses and quotation marks, you can use other symbols to influence the narrative:

  • Double asterisks ():** Text enclosed in double asterisks is rendered in bold. It can be used to emphasize certain parts of the dialogue.
  • **Triple asterisks (*): Text enclosed in triple asterisks is rendered in bold and italics, adding strong emphasis or making the text visually stand out.
  • Four and five asterisks (**, ***): These make the text extra bold and extra bold with italics, respectively. They are mainly used for visual emphasis and don’t have a specific interpretational meaning for the AI.

It’s important to note that you can use hyphens (-) in place of asterisks for actions and thoughts. Also, using ‘#’ at the beginning of a line changes the size of the text, with one ‘#’ being the largest and five ‘#####’ being the smallest.


In conclusion, the use of Markdown and various other text formatting symbols greatly enhances your interaction with Character AI, making it more immersive and engaging. As you become more familiar with these tools, you’ll be able to craft more nuanced and expressive conversations with your favorite Character AI bots.

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