Is there any reason that italics don’t actually show up in Discourse posts, or in the preview? For example, every time I write the word “bold” or “italics” in this post, I’ve formatted it accordingly. And yet…
You can add the necessary MarkDown all you like — either directly by surrounding text with single underscores / asterisks, or by using the editing toolbar to apply the same — but the formatted output appears completely resistant to any sort of slanty-letter tomfoolery.
Even weirder, if you try to combine bold and italics together, like I have on these words here, it loses the bold formatting as well.
(If italics are intentionally disabled or something, it’d be nice if the option could be removed from the edit toolbar, instead of applying and silently discarding the MarkDown styling.)