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    Question QTextEdit and QString not showing straight brackets

    Hi everyone, I have a formatting problem. I made an IRC chat program which uses a QTextEdit as the main text area.

    I am doing a simple append(QString) at the end, as opposed to insertPlainText(QString) and as such, commands such as <b> and <i> tags will turn the text in between them into bold and italic, respectively.

    How do I get the text area to show a <3 for example? Anything after the first straight bracket is missing. What's the command to just display the straight bracket as a non-command character?

    I tried having the straight bracket with a backslash in front, with quotes etc but nothing I tried seems to work.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: QTextEdit and QString not showing straight brackets

    &lt;
    same as in HTML.

    See also: QString::toHtmlEscaped()
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    Default Re: QTextEdit and QString not showing straight brackets

    As always, thank you for the feedback and solution, anda_skoa. Until next time, auf wiedersehen.

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