Because Japanese doesn't have spaces, I've noticed a lot of posters have had trouble bolding individual words in sentences (myself included). See this answer for an example: http://japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/329/passive-transitive-verb-vs-intransitive-verb-vs/640#640 (not to pick on istrasci).

One of the issues is that the bolding appears correct in the preview pane, but not in the actual post. For example, 学生は**日本語**を教わった appears as 学生は日本語を教わった in the preview pane but 学生は*日本語*を教わった in the actual post.

Is this a bug with the preview panel that should be fixed, or should we develop a workaround as a community?

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this isn't a bug to tied to a specific browser right? –  Mark Hosang Jun 6 '11 at 0:43
    
Bug is discussed in this meta stackoverflow question. –  Mechanical snail Aug 18 '11 at 20:52
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The discrepancy between the preview and the actual result should be considered as a bug because it defeats the very purpose of the preview. They should match either way.

I see that you know this already, but a workaround to make a non-space-delimited part bold in a post is to use the HTML markup <b>…</b>.

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I would argue it's a bug with the bold system because if you click the "B" on the little toolbar it adds the ** markers, and those aren't working correctly. So even though you clicked the bold button you aren't really getting bold.

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