If you ever have to stop and try to remember, Can I escape this char? or Will a backslash escape this?, you are not alone. EscapeAll makes
\ escape everything making such questions moot. Now instead of questioning or looking up what can be escaped, you can expect that
\ will escape the character following it. So if you need a literal
\, just escape it:
\\. Keep in mind this will not escape things in code blocks of any kind.
We can escape everything!
\W\e\ \c\a\n\ \e\s\c\a\p\e \e\v\e\r\y\t\h\i\n\g\!\ \ \❤\😄
There are two special escapes among all of these escapes though: escaping "space" characters and escaping "newline" characters. If
nbsp is enabled, an escaped space will be converted into a non-breaking space:
hardbreak is enabled, an escaped newline will be converted to a hard break
<br>. The advantage of
hardbreak is that you can visually see the hard break opposed to Markdown's default method of two spaces at the end of a line.
So in short, EscapeAll escapes all inline characters.
Q & A
So all ASCII characters?
It escapes everything.
What about Unicode?
It escapes everything!
EVERYTHING! IT ESCAPES EVERYTHING!
The EscapeAll extension can be included in Python Markdown by using the following:
import markdown md = markdown.Markdown(extensions=['pymdownx.escapeall'])
| ||bool|| ||Escaped newlines will be hard breaks: |
| ||bool|| ||Escaped spaces will be non-breaking spaces: |