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I doubt the usability of setting portions of text in bold font without an obvious reason. Such a portion may look important to the author now. But will it be as important later or for readers. Especially the why will not be obvious then. --Xenwolf (talk) 15:44, 7 October 2020 (UTC)

Well, to be fair, I'd prefer to use bold text only when introducing new names, terms and ratios related to the topic... and yes, I've actually seen the term "neutral temperament" used to refer to temperaments that temper out the rastma. In fact, I saw that on the SHEFKHED interval names page... --Aura (talk) 15:48, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
I'm not the one to decide this for a whole wiki (since a wiki is people) but I'd say an emphasis by setting such terms into ''italic'' could suffice as well (maybe a link in the given case). I would prefer that we use typographical resources sparingly so that the flow of reading is maximized. --Xenwolf (talk) 16:13, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
Truth be told, I have never seen italics used for introducing new terms and stuff like that, even on Wikipedia, rather, it has always been bold text. Italics see usage with other forms of emphasis. --Aura (talk) 16:17, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
Okay, this may differ between German and English. So I have to check this again. --Xenwolf (talk) 16:22, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
Here's what I finally found after examining a number of random articles for the use of boldface (in all cases it was limited to lemma highlighting): Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Textformatting#Boldface, which is in accordance with the recommendations of the German Wikipedia style guide (Wikipedia:Typografie#Schriftauszeichnung). --Xenwolf (talk) 18:55, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
Indeed, but here's the principle I'm applying in this case:
"Only the first occurrence of the title and significant alternative titles (which should usually also redirect to the article) are placed in bold: Mumbai, also known as Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra." -Sample from Wikipedia
In the case of the article to which this talk page is linked, there are two significant names for the comma itself, and two significant names for the temperament itself, and in addition to that, there's the ratio, which I would like to draw attention to as well due to it serving as the title of the article. --Aura (talk) 19:33, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
Still, perhaps the fact that rastmic temperament is also known as "neutral temperament" should be mentioned on the Rastmic temperaments page instead... --Aura (talk) 19:44, 7 October 2020 (UTC)