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IJBM: Google Chat turns asterisk-surrounded text into bold

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Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
Uh, people on the interwebs use asterisk-delimited text to indicate actions, not emphasis.  Emphasis is indicated by underscore delimitation.


  • edited 2015-08-10 02:43:50
    a little muffled
    Using asterisks for bold is an ancient email convention. Lots of IRC clients do it, too. IRC has /me for the equivalent of the other use of asterisks, anyway. I don't know if gchat has an equivalent.
  • Creature - Florida Dragon Turtle Human
    GChat does correctly parse /me, if I recall correctly.
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