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David
It seems that [the css files that give us our fonts of choice][1] only include regular and **bold** styles for each font. In the case of [Quattrocento][q], only those two styles are available. But for the other choices, there is also *italics*. In the absence of the italics font, we get a digitally skewed slant (= [oblique][o]) of the regular font. This is (to my way of thinking) unseemly.

Given that the markdown `*emphasis*` is displayed as `<em>emphasis</em>` and [this calls][em] italics by default, we get a fair bit of slant face. Would it be possible to get true italics for those font choices which support it?

Here's one example of the difference this can make:

![Perpetua_roman_and_italic.png](/image?hash=a403aeb3af4ef17e105341d7f247bc95d33f47bb2613e6c1f09c4505dc5d6683)

The "leaning" `f`, `a`, and `g` are the most striking in this example, but plenty of other Latin letter shapes are typically drawn differently for italics. I live in hope!

[o]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oblique_type
[1]: https://github.com/topanswers/topanswers/tree/master/get/fonts
[q]: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Quattrocento
[em]: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/em
Top Answer
Jack Douglas
We have added the italic (and [oblique](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oblique_type)) versions where available.

> The "leaning" f, a, and g are the most striking in this example, but plenty of other Latin letter shapes are typically drawn differently for italics.

We had no idea that the italic versions were anything other than just slanted, and some of them are significantly different as you say.

If you are using a font that supplies an italic type, you should see some stylistic differences (not just slanting) now:

* not italic
* *italic*
* **bold not italic**
* ***bold italic***
What chance true italics for fonts that include it?
Jack Douglas replying to David
thanks for the font education ;)
David
@Jack 🎉 Brilliant!
David replying to Jack Douglas
Sounds right to me. Glad another wee bug was squashed. 👍
Jack Douglas
answer *edit* notifications still link to the answer history, which I think is probably correct.
Jack Douglas replying to David
thanks @David, the notification should definitely take you to the answer not the history for a new answer, and we have fixed that bug so now it will.
David
@Jack That's great! Thanks for looking into that.
  
Btw - when I clicked on the link to your answer from my notification  (which has this form: `https://topanswers.xyz/answer-history?id=609#h1726`) it took me to answer history (doh!) two-panel window, rather than the answer in the Q&A itself. I expect you know that ;) but it was a bit counter-intuitive at this point.