I'm reporting what is potentially a minor bug. Here the bold font does not work:
It occurs when we have:
- Chinese text ending in a full stop.
- Bold text highlighted using
** **with the latter
**occurring after the full stop.
- No space after the latter
It can be "fixed" by adding a space after the full stop:
**你好。** 世界。 But in Chinese writing, there should not be an additional space there (to my knowledge; others here can confirm/contradict this). The "space" is part of the full stop.
A workaround is moving the latter
** before the full stop, but then the full stop is not in bold (which is problematic if you want to highlight a whole sentence).
It also arises with the non-Chinese full stop:
**hello.**world. However, I think this is deliberate.
I expect this also affects Japanese.SE, but I didn't find a meta post about it there.
Update: This also affects other punctuation marks.
**你好吗？**世界。 The same workarounds work:
Update: It seems this problem is even worse in comments (examples in the comments below):
**有没有问题**？hello world**有没有问题**？looks like 有没有问题**？hello world有没有问题**？ (no space after the Chinese question mark)
**有没有问题**？ hello worldlooks like **有没有问题**？ hello world (space after the Chinese question mark)
你好**有没有问题？**没有问题looks like 你好**有没有问题？**没有问题 (requires no space after the Chinese question mark)
A workaround is to use the English question mark.