Styling issue with '_' emphasis


I am seeing the following issue with styling text using _ for emphasis. Source code:


This renders in FT 2.0.2 as

whereas I would expect it to render as

The ‘’ is escaping the ‘_’ before the ‘b’ (taking away its special meaning), leaving the following two '_'s around the three 'b’s to mean that they should be interpreted as italics emphasis.

Is this a problem with the display engine in FT, or am I doing something wrong?

Thanks, Christian

I notice that MultiMarkdown Composer does the same (even if you replace the escaped underscore with a literal _ HTML entity)

(Top two examples above in MMC)

There seem to be permutations which get closer to what you are aiming for …

(Third example above in MMC)