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With the recent style upgrade, *...* emphasis (italics) in comments are now broken:

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The HTML is fine:

and so on are ultimately different <i>input</i> scenarios; 
catching all of them in a plain <snip> is a fruitless endeavour. 
(Damn, I <i>do</i> need to write that book!)</span>
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  • $\begingroup$ Does it *also* happen on Meta? Does it also happen on Meta? $\endgroup$ – Raphael Jul 13 '17 at 18:42
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    $\begingroup$ I was unable to reproduce this. $\endgroup$ – Travis J Jul 13 '17 at 20:59
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    $\begingroup$ No-repro. I see the emphasized words in italic in this comment. $\endgroup$ – user23422 Jul 13 '17 at 20:59
  • $\begingroup$ Huh. FF 52, Ubuntu 16.04. I see font-style: italic; in the Inspector. A font issue? $\endgroup$ – Raphael Jul 13 '17 at 21:57
  • $\begingroup$ Persists in FF 55. I'd be grateful for any hints! FWIW, Open Sans is installed on my system, including the italic variant. A small test HTML using the same font displays as expected. $\endgroup$ – Raphael Sep 2 '17 at 7:47
  • $\begingroup$ Can no longer reproduce in FF56. $\endgroup$ – Raphael Oct 4 '17 at 14:30
  • $\begingroup$ Still fine with the new design beta and FF 62. $\endgroup$ – Raphael Oct 14 '18 at 13:30

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