Mid-word Markdown like
*long*word isn't allowed on Stack Exchange. But there seem to be a test to allow things like
"*word*" to get "word" (this also works in comments). In questions and answers it is possible to use proper quotation mark characters, like
“*word*” (“word”). But this doesn't work in comments and chat.
Could the characters
“”‘’ be also added as punctuation characters in comment Markdown?