Escape pipe symbol in textile table

This is not really a RoR specific question but i figured some of you
might know the answer.

I'm trying to create a table in textile like this:


@.@|Any character except new line (\n)|
. @(a|b)@|a or b|


As you can see, on the second row in the first column I need to ouput a
pipe symbol(|). But obviously textile sees this as a column specifier
for the table.
I tried escaping like |(a==|==b)| and |(a|b) but none of the
options give me the desired output.

Does anyone know how I can include a pipe symbol in a textile table?

Niek Bruins wrote:

>@.@|Any character except new line (\n)|
>. @(a|b)@|a or b|

Ignore the bc.. and bc. tags. I've put them there because I thought
ruby-forum would interpret my textile table and convert to a HTML table.