After feedback received and incorporated, our current design of placeholders is set to #72777d as color, but it also features italics text.
OOjs UI doesn't implement italics, partly due to T147541, mediawiki.UI still does.
Let's decide if we want to:
- Stay with italics in all languages aside of CJK languages, which is a bit of a hack as a pretty huge CSS selector with all those language codes is needed (:lang( zh ), :lang( ko )…), but doable.
- Remove the italics placeholder
I personally like the italics as it sets an action emphasis on the field.
|Option with italic text||Option without|