Google Talk: Text Shortcuts for Bold and Italics

Posted September 1, 2005 by MickeyMouse in Google

The following Tech-Recipes tutorial contains a description of simple methods you can use to generate bold and italic text in Google Talk.


While chatting with someone in Google Talk today, I noticed they were typing with bold and italics with ease. I asked how this is possible, and they shared the following tricks.

    For bold text, include your text between asterisks as seen in the example below:
    *word* = word
    For italics, include your text between underscore marks as seen in the example below:
    _word_ = word

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