The uses of italic
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The uses of italic by Frederick W. Hamilton

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Published by Pub. by the Committee on education, United typothetae of America in [Chicago] .
Written in English


  • Italic type.,
  • Printing -- Style manuals.

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Edition Notes

Statementa primer of information regarding the origin and uses of italic letters,
GenreStyle manuals.
SeriesTypographic technical series for apprentices -- no. 38
LC ClassificationsZ118.A3 T8 no. 38
The Physical Object
Pagination2 p.l., 18 p.
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22909033M
LC Control Number19001891

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The general rule is to use italics on book titles, album titles and publication names for a web document or when you are using a word processing tool. If it is something handwritten you should underline it instead of using italics. Longer works are italicized while shorter works like song titles or an article from a magazine are put in quotes. As a general rule, use italics sparingly. According to the manual, italics are appropriate for: titles of books, journals and periodicals, webpages, films, and videosAuthor: Paul Lai.   from: Writing Using Italics, Bold and In-Text Formatting “Italics The most common in-text formatting you'll find in novels, italics are used only in specific circumstances. * Emphasis. If your characters want to stress a certain piece of dial.   How to Use Italics - Using Italics to Denote Titles, Foreign Words, and Proper Names Use italics to denote the titles of long creative works. Italicize titles of journalistic media. Italicize specific editions of sacred texts, but not the generic names of sacred texts. Don’t italicize the names 75%(51).

Understanding Italics in Fiction–Text Features and Meaning: Cora was reading a book to me when it all started. It was a book from her Media Center that she picked up yesterday called The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches, by Alice Low, illustrated by Jane Manning. The Wikipedia page on Italic type gives a pretty good overview, along with some examples.. Emphasis: "Smith wasn't the only guilty party, it's true".; The titles of works that stand by themselves, such as books (including those within a larger series), albums, plays, or periodicals: "He wrote his thesis on The Scarlet Letter".Works that appear within larger works, such as short stories, poems. The use of italics varies from style to style. (For example, in AP Style, titles are put inside quotation marks rather than being italicized.)Author: Richard Nordquist. Italics and quotation marks are used to draw attention to text. For example, italics are used to draw attention to key terms and phrases when providing definitions and to format parts of reference list entries (e.g., titles of books and periodicals). Quotation marks are used to present linguistic examples and titles of book chapters and.

In legal cases, use when writing the name of the case (don’t italicize the “v.”) We are all learning about the historical case of Gideon v. Wainwright. For zoological names. Homo sapiens, the name for the human species, belong to the genus Homo. For titles of newspapers and magazines. I read an interesting article in the Los Angeles Times.   All four contain detailed rules on when to use italics. The AP Stylebook is easy: the AP doesn't use italics. The rest are a little more nuanced, but you’ll be relieved to know that we won’t be listing all the rules here in the podcast. Instead, we’re going to give you a medium-sized list of things you probably should italicize.   Italics may also be used for large chunks of text to visually separate a scene from the rest of the book. When a character is having a dream or experiencing a memory flashback, for example, it's very useful to use the italics to show that these events aren't occurring in that character's present-day reality. Foreign words. Some foreign words. Italics: The word italic comes from a Greek word meaning Italy. As with emphasis, if you are using a style guide, you may want to check whether it allows this. Otherwise, though, italics can be helpful if using too many quote marks makes your writing look cluttered. When to Use Italics for Titles. Another common use of italicization is for titles.