J’ai pu remarquer que taper “*un truc*” dans un commentaire n’aboutissait pas au-même “un truc” que dans les questions et réponses elles-même. Le texte ne passe pas en italique et les astérisques demeurent visibles ; or il me semble plus logique de taper “* *” que *“ “*. Après tout, les guillemets sont anglaises, il n’y a aucune raison de les passer en italique.

Je suppose que c’est un problème généralisé à tout SE, mais qui apparaît rarement sur les autres sites. Est-ce quelque chose qui a déjà été discuté ?

I’ve noticed that typing “*something*” inside comments didn’t result in “something” as it does inside a question or answer. The text remains upright and the asteriks remains visible. However, I think it’s more logical to type “* *” rather than *“ ”*. These are english quotes, they shouldn’t be in italics.

I guess this is an SE-wide issue which occurs rarely on other SE sites. Was it discussed somewhere?

  • Et je le prouve : “un truc”.
    – Édouard
    Aug 23, 2013 at 9:31
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    Indeed, it seems that the comment parser doesn't treat “U+201C and U+201D” as word separators and so doesn't interpret the *…* as italics delimiters. "U+0022 works". It works fine in the full markdown parser used in posts. Aug 23, 2013 at 9:54
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    This has been reported on the main meta and marked status-bydesign. I'm going to leave this one to the developers because I think the decision should be reconsidered. Aug 23, 2013 at 10:00
  • @Gilles: I realize that I posted a duplicate of this post more recently meta.stackexchange.com/questions/164146/…. More upvotes and no status-by-design yet. But I guess it should be closed as a duplicate. Aug 23, 2013 at 17:17
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    @Oded Why? It would seem like this bug would be easy to fix, and on language sites it affects us very often. Sep 22, 2013 at 12:41
  • @Gilles - we are reviewing this in the dev team. I was using the bydesign by Jeff as a guide, but decided to ask the team, seeing as the decision was made long before we had language sites. Not sure we will support the whole set though...
    – Oded
    Sep 23, 2013 at 10:27

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These and a few other quote characters will work as expected from the next site build on; see my answer on Meta.SO.

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