I have a variable in my twig template called description.
The variable is a string with an html em tag in it. When I go to the webpage to view the field, the html em tags are stripped out of the string.
I am on a Drupal 8 site and my variable was rendered through
\Drupal::service('renderer')->render() The twig autoescape parameter is set to false.

Using the twig debugger, I can see that my markup object includes the html em tags so I know that the problem is how twig is processing the string.
I've read in other posts to use the |raw tag but this has no effect.
What can I do to make the HTML in my twig variable render properly?

Update: I've included a screenshot of my output from {{ dump(description) }} enter image description here

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    can you share the line you have used into your twig file to print that variable?
    – MiharbKH
    Commented Apr 11, 2019 at 14:29
  • {% if description is not empty %} <p>{{ description }}</p> {% endif %}
    – Trey D
    Commented Apr 11, 2019 at 14:29
  • try to allow uses of <em> tag {{ description|striptags('<em>')|raw }}
    – MiharbKH
    Commented Apr 11, 2019 at 14:36
  • Just tried this but no difference. I know that my variable has the html em tags because I can see them when I run dump( description ).
    – Trey D
    Commented Apr 11, 2019 at 14:42
  • can you share a screen of your dump results? try to update the post by adding your screenshot.
    – MiharbKH
    Commented Apr 11, 2019 at 14:44

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my variable was rendered through \Drupal::service('renderer')->render()

Don't do that - Drupal sets Twig up to understand render arrays. Just use:

{{ original_description_render_array }}

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