[On PC - Chrome]
In discourse forum, when applying formatting you can < ctr-shift arrow> to highlight to the end of a word, or more precisely, to the start of the next eg:
(notice the space is highlighted at the end after perennis)
Then when you apply a formatting, such as italic, it places the terminating markup before the space eg:
in the editing of comments in iNat observations, this behaviour is different and problematic. It places the terminating markup after the space and adjacent to the next word, which breaks how the markup is applied…
make the selection using < ctrl-shift arrow> twice:
apply formatting (italic):
currently have to remember to < shift leftarrow> to remove the space from the selection prior to applying the formatting, which is not ideal.
When there is a punctuation mark, eg comma or period, then the highlighting does stop at the end of the word so it’s not an issue, it’s only when there is a space included at the end of the hightlighted text.