Re: International Style Book -Reply

Subject: Re: International Style Book -Reply
From: Tim Altom <taltom -at- IQUEST -dot- NET>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 14:40:00 EST

At 11:33 AM 6/20/96 -0700, you wrote:
>Tim Altom <taltom -at- IQUEST -dot- NET asks:
>At the chapter meeting tonight, the subject arose of international
>style guides.<snip> Does anybody know of such an ambitious work?

>Have you looked at the Chicago Manual and the GPO Style Guide
>sections on languages, and checked the references they give? The GPO
>Style Guide doesn't touch all of the bases you ask about, but it hits
>quite a few. It also has a list of references for further details on
>each language including Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek
>(classical and modern), Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Norwegian,
>Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and the Slavic
>languages. Chapter 9 of the Chicago Manual addresses African
>languages, Chinese and Japanese, and Arabic in addition to many of
>those talked about in the GPO guide. Paragraph 9.146 also cites the
>ALA-LC Romanization Tables, issued by the Library of Congress, as
>very helpful. Hope this is the same.

>Bill Sullivan

This is actually going the wrong direction, Bill. I'm not worried about
rendering foreign language constructions into American conventions, as the
Chicago Manual of Style is designed to do. I'm worried about going the other
way, from American conventions to overseas ones.

Tim Altom
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