I'm not sure if this belongs here, it's a bug report:
italic *not italic*
Both expressions above should be drawn italic, but the second doesn't. I know I could work around with
*italic not italic*
but nevertheless it's unexpected behavior.
Workaround if you really want to close and reopen italic tag immediately:
italic italic italic italic *not italic ;p* italic (<-note here is a space, but not in precedence to 'not italic') italic italic italic italic
The fact is that there must be a anything between * and * except of whitespace. Line break works with precedent whitespace as helper but not alone.