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Viizyuwaal'Ediiterii barruu odoo hin jijjiirin yaaluuf, Sandbox fayyadamuun akka feetetti yaaluu dandeessa. Viizyuwaal'Ediiterii fuula sanarratti fayyadamuuf maamilummaa si hin barbaachisu

§Viizyuwaal'Ediiterii Banuu[edit | edit source]

To edit a page using VisualEditor, click on the "Edit" tab at the top of the page.

Fuula tokkoo jijjiiruuf banuun sekendii muraasa fudhachuu danda'a. Yoo fuulli sun guddaa ta'e ammoo, irra caala yeroo fudhachuu danda'a.

Clicking on the "Lakkaddaa gulaali" tab will open the classic wikitext source editor.

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You can also open VisualEditor by clicking on the "edit" link on each section.
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§Jalqabi: Kamshaa Viizyuwaal'Ediiterii (VisualEditor toolbar)[edit | edit source]

Suura Kamshaa Viizyuwaal'Ediiterii
Yeroo barreeffama Viizyuwaal'Ediiteriidhann jijjiiruu jalqabdu, Kamshaan Viizyuwaal'Ediiterii argiirratti gara gubbaa oliitti argama. Kamshaan kun sajoo yeroo baayyee itti fayyadamnu qaba:

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Gaabbii and Irra deebi'i (Redo) the changes you have made.

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Headings pull-down menu: allows you to change how the paragraph is formatted. To change the style of a paragraph, put your caret in the paragraph and select an item in this menu (you don't have to highlight any text). Section titles are formatted "Mataduree", and subsections are "Mataduree 2", "Mataduree 3", and so on. The normal format for text is "Keeyyata".

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Formatting: Clicking the "A" opens a menu. For any item to have an effect, you must have first selected (highlighted) some text.

  • The "Yabbuu" item (B) bolds the selected text.
  • The "Mirgada" item (I) italicizes the selected text.
  • The "Irrarfii" item (x2) causes the selected text to appear smaller than surrounding text and to be slightly higher than the surrounding text.
  • The "Jalarfii" item (x2) causes the selected text to appear smaller than surrounding text and slightly lower than the surrounding text.
  • The "Sarara gidduu" item (S) adds a solid bar through the selected text.
  • The "Lakkaddaa Kompitaraa" item (a set of curly brackets: {}) changes the font of the selected text to a monospaced font, which sets it apart from surrounding (proportionally spaced) text.
  • The "Jala Muruu" item (U) adds a solid line beneath the selected text.
  • The "Afaan" item (Aあ) allows you to label the language (for example, Japanese) and direction (for example, right-to-left) of the selected text.
  • The final item (VisualEditor MediaWiki theme clear icon bitmap.png), called "Haalata balleessi", removes all character formatting from the selected text, including links

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Linking tool: The chain is the linking tool. Clicking on it (usually after selecting some text) opens the link dialog.

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Eeri menu: The "Eeri" menu is used to add inline citations (also called "footnotes" or "references"). All projects have access to "Kan bu'uuraa" reference formatting and the ability to "Kan duraan jiru fayyadami" citations, using this menu. This menu also gives you quick access to local citation templates, if these are enabled on your wiki.

(Instructions for adding local citation templates to the Eeri menu at a specific wiki are available at VisualEditor/Citation tool.)

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Lists & indentation: The first two items allow you to format text as either a "Tarree rasaasaa" or a "Tarree lakkoofsaa". The last two items allow you to decrease or increase the indentation level of list items.

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Galchi: The "Galchi" menu may be different on some projects. Below is a list of all options that may appear.
  • The "Miidiyaa" icon (a picture of mountains) opens the media dialog.
  • The "Kuusaa suuraa" icon (a set of photos) allows you to insert a gallery to the page.
  • The "Qajojii" icon (a puzzle piece) allows you to edit templates.
  • The "Yaada" item (a speech balloon) allows you to insert comments that are not visible to readers; these comments can be seen only when in edit mode.
  • The "Formula" icon (Σ) opens the formula inserter dialog.
  • The "Tareeffama wabiiwwanii" icon (three books) opens a dialog in which you can specify where will references be displayed to the reader. Usually this only needs to be done once on every page.
  • The "Hieroglyphs" icon (an ankh symbol - ☥) allows you to enter the hieroglyphics inserter. (See below.)
  • The "Qubee addaa" icon (Ω) allows you to insert some special characters. (See immediately below.)

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Special character insertion: The "Qubee addaa" icon on the "Galchi" menu, when clicked, displays a dialog showing many special characters. By clicking on a specific character, you place it into the text. These special characters include some standard symbols, accents, and mathematical symbols. (This list may be customized locally. See VisualEditor/Special characters for instructions.)

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The Filannoo fuulaa menu is to the left of the Fuula olkaayi button. On this menu there are options to adjust page settings, such as whether the page is a redirect, or how it is indexed; to add, edit, or delete categories; and to see, using the "Afaan" item, the list of articles on the same subject that are in other languages. You can also switch (one-way only) from VisualEditor to the classic wikitext source editor without losing the editing work you've done.

§Jijjiirama Olkaawuu[edit | edit source]

When you're done editing, click the green "Fuula olkaayi" button in the toolbar. (If you have made no changes, the green button will be greyed out - not usable.) To cancel all your editing changes, just close your browser window.
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Pressing the green "Fuula olkaayi" button opens a dialog. You can then enter a brief summary of your actions, mark your edit as minor, and add the page to your Watchlist. The box for the summary is the equivalent of the Summary: field in the wikitext editor.

You can also review your changes using the "Jijjiirama kee keeddeebi'i" button to be sure they will work as intended before saving your changes. This is similar to the "Show changes" button in the wikitext editor.

The "Dhiisi" button returns you to the page you were editing. You can save all of your changes later.

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§Liinkii Jijjiiruu[edit | edit source]

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Links can be added through the "Liinkii" icon (links in a chain) in the toolbar, or by using the shortcut  Ctrl+K (or  Command+K on a Mac).

If you select (highlight) text and then press the "Liinkii" button, a link will be inserted using that text. For single-word links it's enough to just do it while the caret is on that word.

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Qabduus ta'ee ykn qaxxaamura kiyiboordittis yoo fayyadamne, gara lachaniinuu qaaqaa bakka itti liinkii galchinutu banama. Viizyuwaal'Ediiteriin liinkii keessaa (internal links) irratti si gargaaruu yaala. Liinkiin keessaa liinkii barreeffama Wikipidiyaa wajjin kan wal qabsiifame dha.

VisualEditor will try to help with internal links by looking for likely matches as you begin to type.

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Once you have entered or selected the link, you complete the linking process by pressing  Enter, pressing the "Xumurame" button, or just clicking outside of the box. Your link will immediately appear on the VisualEditor page, but it will not be saved until you save the entire page.

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To link to a web page on another website, the process is the similar: you enter a URL in the box, and it will be added as an "Liinkii alaa".

External links without labels look like this: [1]. You can add these by placing your cursor away from any word (e.g., after a space). Open the link tool by clicking on the button or pressing the shortcut keys. Type the URL in the box, and click the "Xumurame" button to insert the link.

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To change or remove an existing link, click within the text for that link, then press the "Liinkii" icon that appears near it. The dialog will appear, for editing. (You can also get to the dialog with the  Ctrl+K keyboard shortcut.)

In the dialog, you can then change where the link goes. You can also remove the link altogether by pressing the "Balleessi" button in the lower left corner of the dialog. You can also open the link's target in another window by clicking on the "Bani" button. (You might want do this to check if an external link is valid.)

§Wabii Gulaali[edit | edit source]

§Wabii duraan jiru gulaaluu[edit | edit source]

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To edit an existing reference, click on it where it appears in the text (usually as a bracketed number). You will see either a "Kan bu'uuraa" icon (bookmark) or an icon (and name) for the template that was used to create this reference. Clicking on this icon will open a dialog where you can edit the reference.

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If what appears is the "Kan bu'uuraa" icon, clicking on it opens the Reference dialog, where you can edit the reference's contents.

Many wikis use templates to format references. If a template is used in your reference, then all the text in the template will be highlighted when you click on the reference information.

If a template was used and you've clicked on information in that template, then the Qajojii icon (puzzle piece) will appear. Click on that icon to edit the content of the template in the template mini-editor dialog.

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If, instead of the "Kan bu'uuraa" icon (bookmark), what appears when you click on a reference is an icon for a standard template for citations, clicking on that icon will take you directly to the template mini-editor dialog.

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Inside the template mini-editor, you can add or remove types of information or change current content. Only fields (template parameters) that have content are supposed to be shown initially. To add fields, click on "Odeeffannoo dabalataa galchi" at the bottom of the mini-editor.

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Click on "Jijjiirrama hojiirra oolchi" when you're done.

§Wabii duraan jirutti fayyadami[edit | edit source]

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If the page already contains a citation that applies to the text you want to source, then you can choose to re-use the existing citation.

To re-use an existing reference, place your cursor in the body of the text where you want to add a new reference (number) for that citation. Then click on the "Kan duraan jiru fayyadami" item from the "Eeri" menu.

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In the Wabii dialog, look at the list for the reference you want to reuse, and select it. If there are many references, you can use the search box (labeled "Maal wabii godhachuu barbaadda?") to list only those references that include certain text.

§Wabii Haaraa Galchuu[edit | edit source]

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To add a citation using the "Eeri" menu, place your cursor where you want to add it in the text. Then select the appropriate citation type in the menu.

§Using the "Basic" citation[edit | edit source]

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Ediiterii wabii irratti, waraabbii(citation) galchuu, sirreessuu fi tottolchuu dandeessa.

You can make the reference belong to a given group, although normally this is left blank. (This option is used to display groups of references with the "Tareeffama wabiiwwanii" tool.)

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In the Reference dialog, if you want to include a template in your new reference, click the Qajojii icon (puzzle piece) in the "Galchi" toolbar menu within the Reference editor.

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Then, look for the template you want to use, add it and edit it as you would any other template. (See the Editing templates section, below, if you need more information about templates.)

After you're done editing your new template, click on "Jijjiirrama hojiirra oolchi" to return to the Reference editor, and "Jijjiirrama hojiirra oolchi" again to return to the page you're editing.

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If there isn't already a list of references on the page (for example, if you're adding the first reference for the page), you need to specify where the list of references, and their text, will be displayed to the reader.

Place the cursor where you want to display the references list (usually at the bottom of the page), open the "Galchi" menu and click the "Tareeffama wabiiwwanii" icon (three books).

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If you are using several groups of references, which is relatively rare, you can specify the group in this dialog. Only the references that belong to that group will be displayed here.

The final step in the References list dialog is to click "Galchi".

§Baafata waraabitti fayyadamuu[edit | edit source]

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Your local wiki may have added extra citation templates to this menu. This offers quick access to the most-used citation templates. (Instructions for adding extra citation templates to your local wiki are available at VisualEditor/Citation tool.)

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Clicking on a template icon such as "Cite book" will take you into the template mini-editor for that template. Important information fields may be marked with an asterisk. While the most common fields will be shown, not all of them are required.

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To add more parameters, scroll down in the template mini-editor and click on the "Odeeffannoo dabalataa galchi" option.

Click on "Galchi" when you're done.

§Editing images and other media files[edit | edit source]

§Suura gulaaluu[edit | edit source]

Fuula tokkotti suura haaraa(ykn miidiyaa biraa) galchuuf, sajoo Media" (suura tulluuwwanii) irratti cuqaasi. Filannoon kun baafata gadbuusaa "More" irratti argama. Suuran ati filatte bakka qareen jirtutti gala.
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Sajoo "Miidiyaa" irrratti cuqaasun, qaaqaa haaraa bana. Qaaqaan kun ofuma isaatii "Wikimedia Commons" keessa miidiyaalee fuula ati jijjiiraa jirtu wajjin wakqabatu sii barbaada.

Miidiyaalee kan biraa, barreeffama idoo barbaachaa qaaqaa kanaarratti galachuun barbaaduu dandeessa.

Faayilii filachuuf, thumbnail irraatti cuqaasi.

Kun fuula ati jijjiira jirtutti suura galcha.

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After the image you selected is inserted into the page, another dialog will open. This dialog allows you to add and edit the caption of the image. The caption can contain formatting and links.
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The media dialog also allows you to add alternative text captions, to help users who use screen readers, or who have disabled image display.
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You can also set various parameters for the image in the "Qindaa'ina olaanaa" window. These include the alignment, the type, and size of the image.
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Yeroo fixxe, "Apply changes" irratti cuqaasun qaaqa cufuu dandeessa.
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For an existing image, you can add or edit a caption or other settings by clicking on the image, then clicking on the "Miidiyaa" icon that appears below the picture.

You can resize an existing image by clicking on it, then moving the resize icon (the two-headed arrow on the bottom left).

You can also drag and drop an image to a place higher or lower on the page.

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§Gaalerii gulaaluu fi itti galchuu[edit | edit source]

To edit an existing gallery in VisualEditor, click that gallery. Then, near the bottom of the gallery, click the gallery icon (a set of photos). This brings up the gallery editor, with the full list of images included in the gallery.
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The gallery editor is currently a simple box that allows you to edit existing galleries using wikitext markup. To add a new image to an existing gallery, type the file name, followed by a bar (|) and the caption for that image. You must put each image in the gallery on its own line. You can also edit this list to remove or rearrange images or to change captions.

When you click the "Xumurame" button, you will exit the gallery editor. You should then see your changes, with the gallery as it will now appear to readers.

Remember that exiting the gallery editor does not save your changes. As with other changes made using VisualEditor, you must save the entire page in order to save your work.

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§Teempileetii jijjiiruu[edit | edit source]

To add a new template to the page, place your cursor where you want the template to be inserted, and click on the "Qajojii" icon (puzzle piece) in the "Galchi" menu.
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Type the name of the template you want to insert. When you see it on the list, click on its name. Then click "Qajojii galchi".
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You can also edit templates that are already on the page by selecting them (they turn blue), and clicking on the "Qajojii" icon (puzzle piece) that appears.
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Adding a new template or opening an existing one opens the "Transclusion" dialog. If the template has have been updated to contain TemplateData information, then the dialog will show a list of individual parameters; otherwise, a link to the documentation will be available in the dialog.
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For an existing template, you edit the parameters already listed, and you can add additional parameters by clicking "Odeeffannoo dabalataa galchi", at the very bottom of the dialog.
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When a template embeds other templates, these sub-templates will appear inside the parameters that display them. They can be edited or removed inside the parameter field.

New sub-templates are added by following the steps of adding a parameter. You may need to check the template documentation to make sure that the sub-template is supported.

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When you're done, click "Jijjiirrama hojiirra oolchi" to close the dialog and return to the page editor.
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§Teempileetii bakka buusuu[edit | edit source]

When a template must be substituted, type subst: (colon included) before the template's name.

Autocompletion doesn't work with subst:; if you need the autocompletion, add subst: only after finding the template you're looking for.

Then, click the green "Qajojii galchi" button.

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Add any parameters as usual and "Jijjiirrama hojiirra oolchi".
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You will see the template expand on the page after you click "Jijjiirrama hojiirra oolchi". When you're ready save the page.
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§Editing tables[edit | edit source]

You can use VisualEditor to insert and change tables. This is a new feature, and the details will be changing rapidly.

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You can add and remove columns and rows.

Double-click inside a cell to add or change the contents.

§Gareewwan jijjiiruu[edit | edit source]

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To edit categories, on the "Filannoo fuulaa" menu, click the "Gareewwan" button.

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The "Gareewwan" button opens a dialog that lists existing categories and allows you to add new ones.

You have the option of setting or changing the general (default) sorting key, which used to determine where the page appears when listed with other pages in the same category.

For example, the default sorting key for the article "George Washington" is "Washington, George", and so in the category "Presidents of the United States", the article is listed under the letter "W", not the letter "G".

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To add a category for a page, type the name of the category into the field "Garee Dabali". As you type, VisualEditor will search for possible matching, existing categories. You can either select an existing category, or you can add a category that doesn't yet have its own category page. (Until that category page is created, your new category will show as a red link after you save all your editing changes.)

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To remove an existing category, click on it and click on the "Balleessi" icon (trash can) in the dialog that opens.

Clicking on a category also allows you to specify a sorting key for that specific category. Such a sorting key overrides the default sorting key.

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Click "Jijjiirrama hojiirra oolchi" when you're done editing categories to return to the page editor.

§Filannoo fuulaa jijjiiruu[edit | edit source]

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To edit a page's settings, click to open the "Filannoo fuulaa" menu, in the toolbar, and select the "Qindaa'ina fuulaa" button.

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The "Qindaa'ina fuulaa" button opens a dialog that shows several options.

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You can make a page a redirect to another page by checking the "Fuula kana gara ____tti geessi" checkbox, and then typing the name of the page to which you want to send the reader who tries to go to the page that you're editing.

At the bottom is the option to prevent page renames from updating this redirect. This is very rarely used.

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You can change whether the page shows a Table of Contents by selecting one of these three buttons. The default option is "Yoo barbaachise", which shows a Table of Contents if there are three or more headings.

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You can make a page not show edit links next to each section header by checking this checkbox.

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Click "Jijjiirrama hojiirra oolchi" when you're done editing the Filannoo fuulaa to return to the page editor.

§Foormulaa herregaa jijjiiri[edit | edit source]

To add a new mathematical formula to the page, place your cursor where you want it to be inserted, and click on the "Formula" icon ("Σ") in the "Galchi" menu on the toolbar.
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A window will open in which you can type the formula, using LaTeX syntax. VisualEditor will update the formula as you type it, so you can see how it will look as you make changes. Once you are happy with the formula, click the "Xumurame" button.
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To edit an existing mathematical formula on the page, click on it and then click on the "Σ" icon that appears. This will open up the formula window, where you make changes.
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§Editing poems and other special items[edit | edit source]

Wantoota tokko tokko, kan akka suuraa, foormulaa herreegaa fi mallattoo muuziqaa, Viizyuwaal'Ediiteriin galchuu hin dandeenyu. Amma Viizyuwaal'Ediiteriin tajaajila kana kennuu jalqabutti, wantoota kana jijjiiruu yoo barbaadee, lakkaddaa sirreessuun hojjachuu qabda.

§Qaxxaamura Kiyiboordii[edit | edit source]

Many editors are used to entering wikitext directly, especially bold, italics and wikilinks. Keyboard shortcuts allow to quickly insert similar formatting without having to use toolbar items. Here are the common general shortcuts in VisualEditor:

Qaxxaamura PC Hojii Qaxxaamura Mac

 Ctrl+B Yabbuu  Cmd+B

 Ctrl+I Mirgada  Cmd+I

 Ctrl+K Liinkii Galchuu  Cmd+K

 Ctrl+X Muruu  Cmd+X

 Ctrl+C Garagalchuu  Cmd+C

 Ctrl+V Maxxansuu  Cmd+V

 Ctrl+Z Gaabbii  Cmd+Z