I am currently editing a post. The first line is
i have two tables "*TABLE_A*" and "*TABLE_B*",
The italics work in the preview, but not in the rendered post. In the rendered post, I can see the actual asterisks.
i have two tables "TABLE_A" and "TABLE_B",
Hmm. Here it works the same way in both preview and rendered post. Possibly this is a bug which has already been fixed, and the post I'm looking at is old enough to have saved HTML which predates the fix.