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I noticed that using triple-star to apply bold and italics doesn't work in comments.

For example:

this is ***some*** text

I would expect that to be rendered in bold and italics, as it does in questions and answers:

this is some text

But in comments you get:

this is *some* text

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Example: this is some text – Kip Feb 16 '10 at 13:56
up vote 6 down vote accepted

Well, times change :) This works now.

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This makes me happy. – Camilo Martin Feb 20 '12 at 0:29
Let me try this – Umair Apr 1 '14 at 6:30
Hhehe...... – Umair Apr 1 '14 at 6:31

We only support a limited subset of markdown in comments, and that one is odd enough not to include.

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that was quick ;-) – Kip Aug 23 '09 at 3:42
Can't seem to find the FAQ on which are included... – Abel Nov 7 '09 at 17:15
Why is bold italics odd in comments, while bold and italics are okay? I did not understand. – Lazer Jun 23 '10 at 15:57

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