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I have heard it was possible to change the names and lores of Minecraft items WITHOUT the use of third-party programs like MCEdit. Given the things that my friends have told me, and from the information gathered online, my guess is that, since Minecraft has started using JavaScript, /give @p 35 1 14 {name:"Red Wool",lore:"bob"}. Whenever I run this command block, all I get is a piece of Red Wool with no Lore, nor a name. I also get no errors in this process.

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I believe Minecraft actually uses JQuery, iirc. It is possible, for sure. Give me a minute to figure out the actual command. – Unionhawk Dec 5 '13 at 7:39
Actually, It uses neither. It uses Java, witch is completely different. JSON is a method of describing objects, derived out of Javascript, but used in many different languages. Minecraft nbt in commands are designed to JSON-like. – penne12 Jan 2 at 18:26
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You're close. The command for this particular case would be /give @p wool 1 14 {display:{Name:"Red Wool",Lore:[Bob]}}.

The format for the lore text is in brackets allows you to add new lines by using commas, as well. For more information on all the new special data tags you can use, check out this post on the Minecraft Forum.

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And here I thought they were referring to renaming something on the anvil. – James Dec 5 '13 at 7:57
Thank you! This helped a lot! – Andrew Dec 5 '13 at 17:10
You should generally quote your strings, even in arrays – SuperJedi224 Feb 16 at 3:04

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