At some point in the last few months, the icon used for "italics" font in Visual Editor and source editor both was changed to what is shown below, which itself is not written in italicized font.
The previous icon, shown below (the one on the left) was italicized and therefore easier to interpret.
Also, pasting the new icon again along with the "bold" icon that appears next to it, you will notice that the new italics icon is larger and therefore looks even bolder than the bold icon, which is counterintuitive. The old version were more distinctive in that regard.
I understand that the file behind the new icon is located at themes/wikimediaui/images/icons/italic-arab-keheh-jeem.svg and is rendered into the CSS as inline PNG. I also understand that two other versions are located at themes/wikimediaui/images/icons/italic-arab-keheh-jeem-invert.svg and themes/wikimediaui/images/icons/italic-arab-keheh-jeem-progressive.svg and I think all three should be reviewed and compared to the corresponding "bold" icon. What I don't know is which source repository they are in.
Notably, there is a similarly named file on Commons at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:OOjs_UI_icon_italic-arab-keheh-jeem.svg which is properly italicized (last uploaded 2018) and possibly could be used here.
Acceptance criteria (or Done)
- Update italic icon in Persian
- Update icon in our icon system library
- Update icon in OOUI
- Update icon in Codex