Entering italics

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02 Jul, 2018 12:46 PM

I use CMD-I to enter a string formatted as italics. When typing the string between the two asterisks, the first word is italicized as typed. However, when a space is entered the previous portion of the string reverts to standard font (not italics). Then, when the first letter of the next word is typed, the entire string is italicized until another space is typed. If I move the cursor outside of the boundary of the asterisks while the text is not italicized (leavenng a space at the end of the string before the last asterisk), the text is not formatted as italics either in the editor or the preview.

  1. 1 Posted by tthkbw on 02 Jul, 2018 04:13 PM

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    I see that this same thing happens on Mulitmarkdown Composer for macOS. Is the syntax intended to be so restrictive?

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Fletcher on 02 Jul, 2018 11:08 PM

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    This is the correct behavior. The following is *not* emphasized text:

    *Foo * bar
    bar * Foo* bar

    The following *is*:

    *Foo* bar

    Strong/emph cannot have whitespace just "inside" the markers.


  3. Fletcher closed this discussion on 04 Sep, 2018 12:59 AM.

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