Text Formatting

Text formatting codes are used to create fancy colorized text, they are prefixed with a grave symbol `. After using a formatting code such as `o (italic) it has to be reset, otherwise it will continue until the end of the text.

Some older maps may use the depreciated § section symbol to specify formatting codes. This symbol should not be used in new map files.

Examples

<item name="`iFrozen `rWater" material="snowball"/>
<line>This is one of three of `9Blue Team`r's victory monuments.</line>
<item name="`1Blue `4Red `rNone" material="book"/>
Chat Colors
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IDColor NameIDColor Name
BLACKDARK_GRAY
DARK_BLUEBLUE
DARK_GREENGREEN
DARK_AQUAAQUA
DARK_REDRED
DARK_PURPLELIGHT_PURPLE
GOLDYELLOW
GRAYWHITE
Text
IDFunction
MAGIC
BOLD
STRIKETHROUGH
UNDERLINE
ITALIC
RESET

The magic formatter will convert all the text after it into a scrambled, constantly changing mess of letters.

NOTE: Reset resets all color and text styles.

To have a line all italic and one word red you will have to to do the following.

<!-- Everything is italic and the word "italic" is also red -->
<line>`oThis is a `citalic `r`otext with a single red word.</line>

Copied from: bukkit docs - Chat Color