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WhatsApp: Write Asterisk instead of bold Font

Question by Mandy | 26/09/2017 at 14:24

Every time I want to write an asterisk in WhatsApp, Whats App is turning the font to a bold style. For example, when writing *_*, I am getting a bold stroke instead of *_*. It is the same for *g* which is resulting in a bold written g.

This is quite annoying. Is there any possibility to turn off this tiresome bold-writing-function?


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Unfortunately, WhatsApp is writing on their website, that there is no possibility to deactivate this function.

Nevertheless, there is a trick you can use to display the asterisks. Just type before and after the asterisks the character ` for three times. This will be the result:

*g* becomes g

```*g*``` becomes *g*

Attention: It is not working with the usual apostroph ' - it must be the oblique apostrophe `. You can find this character on the android keyboard at the top left of the second special character page.
26/09/2017 at 17:45

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Since it is no longer possible to write asterisks normally, I am just writing a space between the asterisk and the text.

So, instead of writing *g* and *_*, I am just writing * g * and * _ * which outsmarts this annoying formatting function. You only have to hide the blanks from your mind.
26/09/2017 at 18:07

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