I tried to improve on an edit that should show

<kbd>Ctrl</kbd>+<kbd>*</kbd> or <kbd>Alt</kbd>+<kbd>*</kbd>

in the text.

However this comes out as Ctrl+ or Alt+. I ended up inserting backquotes around the *, resulting in Ctrl+* or Alt+*

As single Ctrl+* shows fine, is there a better way to solve this?

1 Answer 1


You can backslash the Markdown characters:

<kbd>Ctrl</kbd>+<kbd>\*</kbd> or <kbd>Alt</kbd>+<kbd>\*</kbd>


Ctrl+* or Alt+*.

  • I could have sworn I had tried that as the first thing myself without getting the desired result %-). You actually only have to escape one of the two to get the same effect.
    – Anthon
    Apr 21, 2016 at 8:46

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