Heavy emphasis *…*

Heavy emphasis makes a word or phrase stand out from the rest of a text. It captures the attention of readers who skim through or just glance over the text.

Heavy emphasis is usually implemented with a bold font. Sometimes extended letter-spacing or a distinct color are used instead. Turning all letters into capital letters is another means to achieve the same effect.

How to

Mark both the start and the end of the heavily emphasized text with a star * as in the example below. Heavy emphasis is phrase markup, so the stars which mark the start and end of heavy emphasis must be within the same block.

If you want to highlight multiple consecutive paragraphs with heavy emphasis, you need to start and end each paragraph with a star. This is not recommended though, because nothing really stands out anymore, if everything is emphasized.


A *tempest* is expected in the teapot tonight.

A tempest is expected in the teapot tonight.

For developers

When Aneamal is translated to HTML, heavy emphasis is turned into an HTML b element. The above example becomes

A <b>tempest</b> is expected in the teapot tonight.

Browsers usually render the b element bold by default, but you can change how it is displayed with CSS. For example, the following CSS rules remove the default bold style and express heavy emphasis through red color instead.

b {
	color: red;
	font-weight: inherit;