How to make symbols stand out

Subject: How to make symbols stand out
From: "Karen West" <klw -at- cyberscience -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 16:20:13 -0000


I am updating a software manual which refers to various symbols. When these
symbols are referred to out of context they are enclosed in round brackets,
for example:

The switch character is shown as a forward slash (/)

and then in the index it appears as:

forward slash (/)

I have always thought that this looks wrong, especially when the following
occurs:

braces ({})
round brackets (())

Is this the standard way of highlighting symbols? Does anyone else have a
better solution?

TIA

Karen West
Cyberscience Corporation
http://www.cyberscience.com



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