[TxMt] Mail language scope

Jeremy Amos jeremy at igneramos.com
Wed Oct 25 17:15:14 UTC 2006

On Oct 25, 2006, at 12:23 PM, Allan Odgaard wrote:

> On 25. Oct 2006, at 18:11, Jeremy Amos wrote:
>> And I'd argue that *bla* is visually bold, whereas _bla_ is  
>> visually italic.
> Yes, I was also surprised when I first read the Markdown syntax,  
> because it says it was inspired by email de facto standards, where  
> we have done *bold*, /italic/, and _underline_ for more than a  
> decade, and then Markdown not only treats * and _ the same, it  
> allows __bold__ and *italic*, that’s just weird.

Good to know I'm not the only one who thinks that. (though I've  
always used _italic_, since underlining AFAIK is used in manuscripts  
to indicate italics).

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