Intra-word italics

Relevant MultiMarkdown (MMD) example:

"Well, hel*lo* there! *(Ahem)* I *said*: 'Well, hel**lo** there!'"

Preview from multiple MMD apps, including Marked 2, as well as the preview window I’m viewing as I write this post:

“Well, hello there! (Ahem) I said: ‘Well, hello there!’”

But Hugo produces this, instead:

“Well, hel*lo* there! (Ahem) I said: ‘Well, hello there!’”

So the issue is not with intra-word formatting in general but just intra-word italics. (Tried underscores rather than asterisks; same result.) Am using Hugo 0.55.5, but don’t know if this is related to only that version.

While the need for intra-word italics is infrequent, it does sometimes exist. Any way around this in Hugo? Thanks in advance.

A non markdown solution would be to use <em> tags

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Oh, absolutely, sure. I just wondered whether there’s a Hugo-compatible way to do it without HTML. Was particularly curious about why Hugo accepts intra-word boldface but not intra-word italics.

Hugo uses Blackfriday to render markdown, so it’s likely something that library does. You might get what you want by playing with https://gohugo.io/content-management/formats/#blackfriday-extensions. If you want to know why Blackfriday does something, I recommend asking in the project’s issue queue. :slight_smile:

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Will do. Thanks, @maiki.