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How can I italicize text that contain underscores?
Turning a line into italic doesn’t always work - why?

How can I style the text below to look italic?

computername\IIS_IUSRS

It's not computername\IIS_IUSRS - so much I get. What the duck?! (typo intentional)

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Escape the underscore with backslashes:

computername\IIS_IUSRS

*computername\IIS\_IUSRS*

The duck will send you the bill.

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Ah, I tested escaping both the backslash and the underscore but not simultaneously... My quacks to all the ducks! Thanks. Escaping the first, I can understand - it's the escape character. But why on Earth the need to escape the latter?! It's not LaTeX... I also took the liberty to edit your reply so that the next poor soul needs not to click edit to see the source code of your answer. –  Konrad Viltersten Nov 17 '12 at 14:18
    
Markdown has semantics for _. –  Rosinante Nov 17 '12 at 14:23
    
What's markdown? The opposite of markup?! As in the process of not denoting stuff in the structure? –  Konrad Viltersten Nov 17 '12 at 14:25
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Markdown is the name of the text formatting language in use here, from whence cometh the * and the ** and all that. –  Rosinante Nov 17 '12 at 14:26

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