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Italics/emphasized text not working after a mathematical formula

I've noticed that sometimes if I try to emphasize text right after a mathematical formula, it will be parsed incorrectly. For example, compare the third paragraph in the two versions here. In the first one, where I had written

[...] remove either $(1,0)$ or $(0,1)$ [...]

which produced text in which the * were included and the or was not italicized. I edited and inserted a carriage-return just after $(1,0)$ and just after *or*, and that resulted in an italicized or, fixing the problem. I've seen the same happen with bold text. I'm not sure why this happens. When I am previewing it seems to be okay, but not in the final product.

I'll try it here as well: this one has no carriage return, when we remove either $(1,0)$ or $(0,1)$.

Trying it again with a carriage return, we can remove either $(1,0)$ or $(0,1)$.

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    $\begingroup$ Seen this already? $\endgroup$ Nov 29, 2010 at 0:30
  • $\begingroup$ @J.M.: No, I hadn't. I did a quick search but obviously did not hit on the right keywords, so I didn't notice it. The carriage return clearly works just like the "workaround" suggested. $\endgroup$ Nov 29, 2010 at 0:44
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    $\begingroup$ I've gone ahead and edited the title of that question to include the keywords you might have searched for. $\endgroup$
    – user856
    Nov 29, 2010 at 3:06


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