Enrico Susatyo Enrico Susatyo - 1 year ago 119
Markdown Question

How to add footnotes to GitHub-flavoured Markdown?

I am just trying to add footnotes in my GitHub Gist, but it doesn't work:

Some long sentence. [^footnote]

[^footnote]: Test, [Link](https://google.com).

I am following this guide and I don't think I'm doing anything wrong. Can someone point out my mistake?

Answer Source

GitHub Flavored Markdown doesn't support footnotes, but you can manually fake it¹ with Unicode characters or superscript tags, e.g. <sup>1</sup>.

¹Of course this isn't ideal, as you are now responsible for maintaining the numbering of your footnotes. It works reasonably well if you only have one or two, though.