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Markdown handles inline bold text (within a word) incorrectly

I'm trying to use the following Markdown to make just the "Overflow" part of "StackOverflow Meta" bolded:

Stack**Overflow** Meta

But it creates the following instead:

Stack**Overflow** Meta


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marked as duplicate by kennytm, Mark Trapp, Shadow Wizard, Tim Stone, BoltClock's a Unicorn Jul 22 '12 at 9:32

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Stack Overflow , give a space after Stack word – Lucifer Jul 22 '12 at 8:04
@Lucifer: I do not want that space, I want them stay together. – Yishu Fang Jul 22 '12 at 8:06
Stack<b>Overflow</b> will work in a question/answer. – Fabrício Matté Jul 22 '12 at 8:07
While this is a general problem (covered by KennyTM's link), note the name of the site, and by how it should be referred, is "Stack Overflow", not "StackOverflow" regardless of how you format "Overflow". – user149432 Jul 22 '12 at 8:19
This problem doesn't appear anymore – Lฦฐu Vฤฉnh Phúc Oct 17 '14 at 6:06

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Use HTML. Markdown requires a space before the **.



Alternatively you could abuse Unicode ๐Ÿ˜œ

  • ๐–ฒ๐—๐–บ๐–ผ๐—„๐—ข๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ณ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„
  • Stack๐Ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ
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Or you can use zero-width space.


Zero-width space doesn't work in comment, though.

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What's Zero-width space? – Yishu Fang Jul 22 '12 at 8:13
Just a Unicode character - it is space, but you won't see the space. You can hit edit on my post and try using arrow to navigate around the text: At the character k, you will need to press arrow 2 times to get to * of the bold formatting. This is 90% joke/troll and 10% answer. – nhahtdh Jul 22 '12 at 8:15
I tested before - doesn't work in comment: Stackโ€‹**Overflow**. You can confirm by copy, paste this comment into a text editor and navigate around. – nhahtdh Jul 22 '12 at 8:18
Copy the above text to rishida.net/tools/conversion and convert you'll see a 0x200B between the 2 words. That's Unicode Character 'ZERO WIDTH SPACE' (U+200B) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-width_space – Lฦฐu Vฤฉnh Phúc Oct 17 '14 at 6:05

Well,you need to do like this: Stack **Overflow**


Stack Overflow

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