Is there any legitimate use for using bold to emphasize something in written speech within a sentence? I understand that bold can be used for formatting and highlighting, but I am looking to understand whether bold is meaningful within a sentence.
For example, marking a date as bold is something I consider as highlighting.
My understanding so far is that bold is used in lack of proper text structure that would otherwise provide the desired emphasis.
My question is purely about boldface and not about italics.