It seems that [the css files that give us our fonts of choice] 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:
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!
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
* **bold not italic**
* ***bold italic***