0

There are wrong examples of usage, and for newbie this can be confusing.

Everywhere are:

__italic__ or **bold**

but that is wrong because result of this is:

italic or bold

Should be:

*italic* or **bold**

or

*italic* or __bold__

What gives: italic or bold

closed as unclear what you're asking by muru, Scott, Anthon, Gilles, jimmij Nov 19 '15 at 1:25

Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • 2
    Where did you see the first example? – muru Nov 13 '15 at 10:12
  • 1
    It's not __italic__ or **bold**, it's _italic_ or **bold**, which does indeed yield "italic or bold". – Scott Nov 13 '15 at 19:01
  • Wow, I'm blind :D I haven't noticed there is no two chars... So, there is no problem. – Nolias Nov 15 '15 at 11:47
2

I don't know where you've seen these "wrong" examples. The basic rule is that one is italic and two is bold:

  • _italic1_ and *italic2* : italic1 and italic2
  • __bold1__ and **bold2** : bold1 and bold2

Finally, three means italic and bold:

***italic & bold*** and ___italic & bold___ : italic & bold and italic & bold

That's exactly what is shown in the formatting help page.

  • Wow, I'm blind :D I haven't noticed there is no two chars... So, there is no problem. – Nolias Nov 15 '15 at 11:47

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .