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BB Code
BB code is a set of tags based on the HTML language that you may already be familiar with. They allow you to add formatting to your messages in the same way as HTML does, but have a simpler syntax and will never break the layout of the pages you are viewing. The ability to use BB code is set on a forum-by-forum basis by the administrator, so you should check the forum rules when you post a new message.

Below is a list of the BB code tags you can use to format your messages.
BB Code List
[b], [i], [u] Bold / Italic / Underline
[color] Color
[size] Size
[font] Font
[highlight] Highlight
[left], [right], [center] Left / Right / Center
[indent] Indent
[email] Email Linking
[url] URL Hyperlinking
[thread] Thread Linking
[post] Post Linking
[list] Bulleted Lists / Advanced Lists
[img] Images
[code] Code
[php] PHP Code
[html] HTML Code
[quote] Quote
[noparse] Stop BB Code Parsing
[attach] Attachment
[citeweb] Cite Web
[cols] Columns
[dict] Tomísimo Dictionary lookup
[eg] Example
[forum] Link to a forum
[forum] Link to a forum
[g] Grammatical Usage
[google] Link to Google search results
[h3] H3 - Heading
[hide] Hide
[hr] Horizontal Line
[imgr] Image Right
[init] Initial letter
[ipa] IPA
[mono] Mono (block)
[mono] Mono (inline)
[ref] Reference
[s] Strikethrough text
[sign] Sign
[table] Table
[user] Link to a user's profile
[video] Embed Video
[wiki] Wiki
[wiki] Wiki
[wp] Wikipedia Link
Incorrect BB Code Usage:
  • [url] www.example.com [/url] - don't put spaces between the bracketed code and the text you are applying the code to.
  • [email]myname@domain.com[email] - the end brackets must include a forward slash ([/email])

Bold / Italic / Underline
The [b], [i] and [u] tags allow you to create text that is bold, italic and underlined.
Usage [b]value[/b]
[i]value[/i]
[u]value[/u]
Example Usage [b]this text is bold[/b]
[i]this text is italic[/i]
[u]this text is underlined[/u]
Example Output this text is bold
this text is italic
this text is underlined

Color
The [color] tag allows you to change the color of your text.
Usage [color=Option]value[/color]
Example Usage [color=blue]this text is blue[/color]
Example Output this text is blue

Size
The [size] tag allows you to change the size of your text.
Usage [size=Option]value[/size]
Example Usage [size=+2]this text is two sizes larger than normal[/size]
Example Output this text is two sizes larger than normal

Font
The [font] tag allows you to change the font of your text.
Usage [font=Option]value[/font]
Example Usage [font=courier]this text is in the courier font[/font]
Example Output this text is in the courier font

Highlight
The [highlight] tag allows you to emphasize your text.
Usage [highlight]value[/highlight]
Example Usage [highlight]this text is highlighted[/highlight]
Example Output this text is highlighted

Left / Right / Center
The [left], [right] and [center] tags allow you to change the alignment of your text.
Usage [left]value[/left]
[center]value[/center]
[right]value[/right]
Example Usage [left]this text is left-aligned[/left]
[center]this text is center-aligned[/center]
[right]this text is right-aligned[/right]
Example Output
this text is left-aligned
this text is center-aligned
this text is right-aligned

Indent
The [indent] tag allows you to indent your text.
Usage [indent]value[/indent]
Example Usage [indent]this text is indented[/indent]
Example Output
this text is indented

Email Linking
The [email] tag allows you to link to an email address. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.
Usage [email]value[/email]
[email=Option]value[/email]
Example Usage [email]j.doe@example.com[/email]
[email=j.doe@example.com]Click Here to Email Me[/email]
Example Output j.doe@example.com
Click Here to Email Me

URL Hyperlinking
The [url] tag allows you to link to other websites and files. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.
Usage [url]value[/url]
[url=Option]value[/url]
Example Usage [url]http://forums.tomisimo.org[/url]
[url=http://forums.tomisimo.org]Spanish language learning forums[/url]
Example Output http://forums.tomisimo.org
Spanish language learning forums

Thread Linking
The [thread] tag allows you to link to threads by specifying the thread id. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.
Usage [thread]threadid[/thread]
[thread=threadid]value[/thread]
Example Usage [thread]42918[/thread]
[thread=42918]Click Me![/thread]
(Note: The threadid/postid is just an example and may not link to a valid thread/post.)
Example Output http://forums.tomisimo.org/showthread.php?t=42918
Click Me!

Post Linking
The [post] tag allows you to link to posts by specifying the post id. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.
Usage [post]postid[/post]
[post=postid]value[/post]
Example Usage [post]269302[/post]
[post=269302]Click Me![/post]
(Note: The threadid/postid is just an example and may not link to a valid thread/post.)
Example Output http://forums.tomisimo.org/showthread.php?p=269302#post269302
Click Me!

Bulleted Lists
The [list] tag allows you to create simple, bulleted lists without specifying an option. Within the value portion, each bullet is denoted by the [*] tag.
Usage [list]value[/list]
Example Usage [list]
[*]list item 1
[*]list item 2
[/list]
Example Output
  • list item 1
  • list item 2

Advanced Lists
The [list] tag allows you to create advanced lists by specifying an option. The option should have a value of 1 (for a numbered list) or A (for an alphabetic with capital letters list) or a (for an alphabetic with lowercase letters list) or I (for a numbered with capital Roman numeral list) or i (for a numbered with small Roman numeral list).
Usage [list=Option]value[/list]
Example Usage [list=1]
[*]list item 1
[*]list item 2
[/list]

[list=a]
[*]list item 1
[*]list item 2
[/list]
Example Output
  1. list item 1
  2. list item 2
  1. list item 1
  2. list item 2

Images
The [img] tag allows you to embed images within your posts. You can also combine this tag with the [url] tag to make images become links.
Usage [img]value[/img]
Example Usage [img]http://forums.tomisimo.org/images/_tomolive/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] (Not linked)

[url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://forums.tomisimo.org/images/_tomolive/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] [/url] (Linked)
Example Output (Not linked)

(Linked)

Code
The [code] tag switches to a fixed-width (monospace) font and preserves all spacing.
Usage [code]value[/code]
Example Usage [code]
<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
    alert("Hello world!");
//-->
</script>
[/code]
Example Output
Code:
<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
	alert("Hello world!");
//-->
</script>

PHP Code
The [php] tag performs the same function as the [code] tag, but also adds syntax highlighting for PHP code. Although it is designed for PHP, it may correctly highlight some other C-like languages.
Usage [php]value[/php]
Example Usage [php]
$myvar = 'Hello World!';
for ($i = 0; $i < 10; $i++)
{
    echo $myvar . "\n";
}
[/php]
Example Output
PHP Code:
$myvar 'Hello World!';
for (
$i 0$i 10$i++)
{
    echo 
$myvar "\n";


HTML Code
The [html] tag allows you to perform syntax highlighting for HTML code.
Usage [html]value[/html]
Example Usage [html]
<img src="image.gif" alt="image" />
<a href="testing.html" target="_blank">Testing</a>
[/html]
Example Output
HTML Code:
<img src="image.gif" alt="image" />
<a href="testing.html" target="_blank">Testing</a>

Quote
The [quote] tag allows you to attribute text to someone else.
Usage [quote]Quote[/quote]
[quote=User Name]value[/quote]
Example Usage [quote]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
[quote=John Doe]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
[quote=John Doe;169815]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
Example Output
Quote:
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Doe
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Doe View Post
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet

Stop BB Code Parsing
The [noparse] tag allows you to stop the parsing of BB code.
Usage [noparse][b]value[/b][/noparse]
Example Usage [noparse][b]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/b][/noparse]
Example Output [b]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/b]

Attachment
The [attach] tag allows you to display an attachment in your post rather than at the bottom. It will only display attachments that belong to the post in which it is utilized.
Usage [attach]attachmentid[/attach]
Example Usage [attach]12345[/attach]
Example Output

Cite Web
Cite another website.
Usage [citeweb=Option]value[/citeweb]
Example Usage [citeweb=http://www.tomisimo.org/]The citation.[/citeweb]
Example Output
Citation: (Source)
The citation.

Columns
Format text, lists or anything into two or more columns. You can specify the width of the entire set of columns in the [cols=width] tag, and you can specify the width of each column in the [col=width] tag. The width can be a percentage 100%, 80% etc, or a pixel value 200, 500 etc.
Usage [cols=Total Width][col=Width]value[/col][col=Width]value[/col][/cols]
Example Usage [cols]
[col]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Vivamus.[/col]
[col]Ut ac dolor sit amet ipsum lacinia fermentum. Cras mauris.[/col]
[/cols]

[cols=70%]
[col=25%]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Vivamus.[/col]
[col=75%]Ut ac dolor sit amet ipsum lacinia fermentum. Cras mauris.[/col]
[/cols]

[cols]
[col=50%]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Vivamus.[/col]
[col=50%]Ut ac dolor sit amet ipsum lacinia fermentum. Cras mauris.[/col]
[/cols]

[cols=400]
[col=200]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Vivamus.[/col]
[col=200]Ut ac dolor sit amet ipsum lacinia fermentum. Cras mauris.[/col]
[/cols]
Example Output
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Vivamus.Ut ac dolor sit amet ipsum lacinia fermentum. Cras mauris.
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Vivamus.Ut ac dolor sit amet ipsum lacinia fermentum. Cras mauris.
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Vivamus.Ut ac dolor sit amet ipsum lacinia fermentum. Cras mauris.
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Vivamus.Ut ac dolor sit amet ipsum lacinia fermentum. Cras mauris.

Tomísimo Dictionary lookup
The [dict] tag allows you to link the enclosed word to the dictionary page for that word, so you can easily refer to dictionary entries in your posts without having to do the dictionary search, copy the URL and paste it.
Usage [dict]value[/dict]
Example Usage Look up the word [dict]peanut[/dict] in the dictionary.
Example Output Look up the word peanut in the dictionary.

Example
The [eg] tag allows you to display example sentences and translations.
Usage [eg]value[/eg]
Example Usage Here is a sample sentence:[eg]Sample sentence here.[/eg]
Example Output Here is a sample sentence:Sample sentence here.

Link to a forum
Link to a specific forum.
Usage [forum]value[/forum]
Example Usage Here's the vocabulary forum [forum]18[/forum]
Example Output Here's the vocabulary forum http://forums.tomisimo.org/forumdisplay.php?f=18

Link to a forum
Link to a specific forum by giving its ID number.
Usage [forum=Option]value[/forum]
Example Usage Visit our [forum=18]vocabulary forum[/forum].
Example Output Visit our vocabulary forum.

Grammatical Usage
Mark words with their grammatical usage (part of speech) in a non-intrusive way that shows a tool tip on mouse over.
  • nm - masculine noun
  • nf - feminine noun
  • nmf - masculine or feminine noun
  • nfel - feminine noun that uses "el" in the singular
  • nmp - plural masculine noun
  • nfp - plural feminine noun
  • nmfp - plural masculine or feminine noun
  • nfelp - plural feminine noun that uses "el" in the singular
  • v - verb
  • vi - intransitive verb
  • vt - transitive verb
  • vti - transitive and intransitive verb
  • vh - helping verb
  • vm - modal verb
  • vr - reflexive verb
  • vp - pronomial verb
  • adj - adjective
  • adji - invariable adjective
  • adv - adverb
  • det - determiner
  • pron - pronoun
  • prep - preposition
  • int - interjection
  • conj - conjunction
Usage [g]value[/g]
Example Usage [g]nm[/g]
Example Output NM

Link to Google search results
Use this BB Code to link to Google search results for the given search term(s).
Usage [google]value[/google]
Example Usage [google]mountain bikes[/google]
Example Output mountain bikes

H3 - Heading
Create a bold heading.
Usage [h3]value[/h3]
Example Usage [h3]Heading[/h3]
Example Output

Heading


Hide
Hide text until the reader clicks to see it. Can be used to hide answers to a question, or text that would spoil a movie/book etc.
Usage [hide]value[/hide]
Example Usage I'll hide the answers below [hide]Here are the answers[/hide]
Example Output I'll hide the answers below
Hidden Text: Show/Hide
Click to show hidden text - Da click para revelar el texto oculto


Horizontal Line
Use this to insert a horizontal line (or horizontal rule) into a post.
Usage [hr]value[/hr]
Example Usage [hr][/hr]
Example Output

Image Right
Float an image to the right and let text wrap around it.
Usage [imgr]value[/imgr]
Example Usage [imgr]http://forums.tomisimo.org/images/_tomolive/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/imgr]
Example Output

Initial letter
Have a stylized big initial letter.
Usage [init]value[/init]
Example Usage [init]L[/init]orem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla arcu nulla, vulputate ut condimentum porta, semper vitae ligula. Suspendisse potenti. Nulla vitae libero eget magna tempor e
Example Output Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla arcu nulla, vulputate ut condimentum porta, semper vitae ligula. Suspendisse potenti. Nulla vitae libero eget magna tempor e

IPA
Designate a word/pronunciation writting in IPA.
Usage [ipa]value[/ipa]
Example Usage [ipa]djit ye:t[/ipa]
Example Output /djit ye:t/

Mono (block)
Use this BBcode tag to display a block of text or code in a monospaced font.
Usage [mono]value[/mono]
Example Usage [mono]Monospaced text here[/mono]
Example Output
Monospaced text here

Mono (inline)
Use this BBcode tag to display text or code inline in a monospaced font.
Usage [mono=Option]value[/mono]
Example Usage [mono=inline]Monospaced text here[/mono]
Example Output Monospaced text here

Reference
Add a small, linked reference note after an inline quote.
Usage [ref=Option]value[/ref]
Example Usage "In mineralogy, diamond is the allotrope of carbon where the carbon atoms are arranged in an isometric-hexoctahedral crystal lattice." [ref=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond]wikipedia[/ref]
Example Output "In mineralogy, diamond is the allotrope of carbon where the carbon atoms are arranged in an isometric-hexoctahedral crystal lattice." wikipedia

Strikethrough text
Use this tag to cross out text.
Usage [s]value[/s]
Example Usage normal text, [s]crossed out text[/s]
Example Output normal text, crossed out text

Sign
Use the [sign] bbcode to display text as a sign held by a smilie.
Usage [sign]value[/sign]
Example Usage [sign]Welcome to Tomisimo![/sign]
Example Output
Welcome to Tomisimo!

Table
Organize things into columns and rows with this tag. To start a new row, use {|}, or to start a new header row, use {||}. In each row, separate columns with a vertical pipe character |.
Usage [table]value[/table]
Example Usage [table]{||}One|Two{|}A|B[/table]
Example Output
 One  Two 
 A  B 


Link to a user's profile
Link to a user's profile.
Usage [user]value[/user]
Example Usage [user]Tomisimo[/user]
Example Output Tomisimo

Embed Video
Embed video clips right within your posts by copying the URL to the video and pasting it between the [video][/video] BBCode tags. Currently works with videos from the following websites: YouTube.com, MetaCafe.com, video.aol.com, video.google.com, Guba.com, Revver.com, Grouper.com and MySpace.com.
Usage [video]value[/video]
Example Usage [video]http://youtube.com/watch?v=prO6i_1UYNI[/video]
Example Output

Wiki
Link to articles on grammar.tomisimo.org.
Usage [wiki]value[/wiki]
Example Usage Find out what a [wiki]Cognate[/wiki] is.
Example Output Find out what a Cognate is.

Wiki
Link to articles on grammar.tomisimo.org.
Usage [wiki=Option]value[/wiki]
Example Usage There are many [wiki=Cognate]cognates in Spanish and English[/wiki].
Example Output There are many cognates in Spanish and English.

Wikipedia Link
Link to a Wikipedia article.
Usage [wp=Option]value[/wp]
Example Usage [wp=en]Spanish language[/wp]
Example Output Spanish language


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