When people create electronic flashcards, is there a valid need for them to have markdown for both bold and italics? This is a question that I have been debating with some colleagues for a while now as we try to find a balance between functionality and simplicity.
We have asked some customers, but as expected, they have said they could use it, but so far nobody has been able to give a situation where one italics is needed but bold not suffice.
Is there content for which both bold and italic text is semantically needed when making a flashcard?
Some background: people can share content that they create, and so we would like to as much as is reasonable try to keep the formatting of the content as uniform as possible. If some people use italics for emphasis while others use bold, there will be less uniformity and that will hurt the UX when rapidly seeing content with different formatting. However there is a balance between uniformity and functionality.