# Wouldn't be text highlighting useful?

Often quote citations of literature references are included in an answer, with original text formatting features like bold and/or italic font. Sometimes it is desirable to emphasize specific text portion with yet different style.

I think that text highlighting (with some decent styling) would be a good solution for that, wouldn't? (I asked in main meta site for a specific solution, to add <mark> support, or other text highlighting method, but it was rather unpopular. I'd be glad if you consider this a discussion rather than a subject to poll vote.)

• Use mathjax This link has everything you need math.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5020/… – Avnish Kabaj Dec 5 '18 at 12:00
• @AvnishKabaj It would be a good solution for entirely-math quotes, but it's barely acceptable for texts. – mykhal Dec 5 '18 at 12:34
• $$\bbox[yellow]{\text{¯\_(ツ)_/¯}}$$ – Avnish Kabaj Dec 5 '18 at 12:57
• Just because one can do something does not mean one should. Using MathJax to highlight text is one of those things... – orthocresol Dec 7 '18 at 22:39