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WMD unable to render markup inside words

Just as the title says, why can't we italicize or bold parts of text?

For example, on SuperUser I tried to say this:

Took a hard look at the speed test and the upload, and it is (just now) 0.94 Mb/s while the upload is 124 KB/s

(strange, that in the origional comment, it didn't italicise at all)

As you can see, for things like MB vs Mb and for many many other things, this could be really helpful.


Took a hard look at the speed test and the upload, and it is (just now) 0.94 Mbs while the upload is 124 KBs.

Use HTML tags instead of markdown, in these situations. I used <b> in this, for example. (link to source)

  • This was a comment, and according to the sandbox, you can't do that. See the 2nd to last comment here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3122/formatting-sandbox – TheLQ Jun 30 '10 at 19:09
  • @Lord Sorry. You never specified you were asking only about comments in your question, nor was it tagged as such, so I answered for text in post bodies. To answer the question of comments, though, no HTML is supported in comments, only a very limitted amount of Markdown. Buggy markdown, too, when it comes to inline stuff in comments. – Grace Note Jun 30 '10 at 19:45
  • @Lord This answer from Jeff states that there are no plans to allow intra-word emphasis in markdown, so by extension it'll never be possible in comments as such. – Grace Note Jun 30 '10 at 19:57

You can, see my example below:

Hi my name is Justin Nelson.

You just have to use the <b> and <i> html tags.


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