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>At 09:43 26/04/96 -0700, you wrote:
>>>>Has anyone else ever encountered readers who were confused by
>>italics, particularly readers whose native language does not use the
In using foreign words in a text, there is a rule that the term should be
Now, I don't know how this begun, but it is common practice in Brazil. Just
to point out that a word is not in the native language.
Now, this is a confortable way to point out foreign usage. I, for one, would
certainly hate to have to omit italics in such situations.
If the original inquirer is interested, I could pass this subject on to the
translator's list. They most probably would have more info on this.
Newton D. Vasconcellos
mendv -at- ax -dot- apc -dot- org
Rio de Janeiro
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