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    I noticed that I can italicize text in the page editor, but on the live version of my website the text is not italicized. I assume it’s something about the CSS for the Leeway theme. I would be grateful if someone could point me to what CSS I need to modify to make italics possible.

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  • Yes Right Italic Text Are Not Work In This leeway Theme

    I eventually figured it out on my own. The default font for the theme doesn’t allow italics, which is dumb. So if you change the font of the theme to something more standard that does allow italics (like Arial), italics should work – at least it did for me. I use the “Edit CSS” functionality of JetPack, so here’s the CSS I added to make it work for me:

    body {
    font-family: Arial, Verdana;
    }

    <i>From this</i>
    You get this
    The basic italic tag.

    So says HTML Source. But it seems WordPress has other ideas…
    Italics have disappeared from my online magazine in EB Garamond, and in Crimson. They are both good fonts, but ONLY with italics. Jesus, the Italic font was created nearly five hundred years ago, in Venice. And is NOT italics. How do you quote the title of a book or magazine, or the name of a ship? You do NOT emphasise them, you write them in italics. Okay?

    <i>From this</i>
    You get this
    The basic italic tag.

    So says HTML Source. But it seems WordPress has other ideas…
    Italics have disappeared from my online magazine in EB Garamond, and in Crimson. They are both good fonts, but ONLY with italics. Jesus, the Italic font was created nearly five hundred years ago, in Venice. And < em > is NOT italics. How do you quote the title of a book or magazine, or the name of a ship? You do NOT emphasise them, you write them in italics. Okay?

    Yes, I wrote it twice because the word < em > disappeared the first time I tried it. (Many other forum sites allow you to “preview” your comments before they are posted… hint, hint.) I got it to appear again by adding a spacebar around the word ” em “. But I still cannot understand why a site like WordPress cannot display italics when they are called for. I guess I’ll have to find another blog manager, one that understands typography. Oh well…

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