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This doesn't work:

  • *emphasized_text*

  • _emphasized_text_

  • *emphasized*text*

  • _emphasized*text_

This works:

  • <i>emphasized_text</i>

  • **more_bold**

  • **more*bold**

6

If you want to italicize a word containing an underscore:

like_this

_like\_this_

If you want to italicize a word containing an asterisk

like*this

_like\*this_

0

We do not support intra-word Markdown emphasis. If you need that use HTML tags.

This is by design. For context, see:

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2008/06/three-markdown-gotcha/

  • 2
    This is about using special markdown characters inside a word rather than intra-word markdown. You can see in the examples, that it works fine with bold_text, just not with italic_text. – htorque Feb 1 '11 at 6:35
  • 3
    test_test, testtest* - oh, it seems to work in the comments. Another indicator, that this is a bug and not by design. – htorque Feb 1 '11 at 6:36

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