There are quite a few questions here about formatting, but I could not find anything to answer my problem.
I've been answering a question on Linguistic site, and the question was about word inflections. Naturally, I was trying to highlight suffixes of inflected words.
aaa**bbb**, expecting the output to be like this aaabbb, and it worked fine in preview.
When I submitted the answer, it apparently looked like this: aaa*bbb*
Well, then I decided italic would be fine as well and edited my answer like this:
aaa*bbb*, expecting to get aaabbb. Again, it looked nice in preview, but after submission it was aaabbb.
I've ended up with explicit HTML tags (as well as writing very this question:)), but still, is there any simpler way to get formatting inside the words? It works fine for preview, so I guess they can just be synchronized.
UPD: Even more,
aaa***bbb*** renders as aaa*bbb*, so it is certainly possible to make it bold.