# Single letter italics in composer

(Andrew Waugh) #1

Putting a single letter within a word in italics doesn’t work (at least not in preview). Bold does.

Example:

Exa_m_ple

Example

I’m not sure if this is a problem in markdown itself, or specific to Discourse.

(Sam Saffron) #2

Have you looked at http://commonmark.org/

This is how the spec works, if you are not particularly happy with the spec then a discussion belongs here: https://talk.commonmark.org/ (pretty sure this is covered though)

(Vinoth Kannan) #3

In your use case you can use single asterix `*` as an alternative. like below

Example

``````Exa*m*ple
``````

(Andrew Waugh) #4

It makes sense, when I think about it. (a filename, for example, could easily have “System_of_a_down”).

I noticed it while trying to indicate a single letter spelling mistake. I can use bold just as well as italic.