Typographic styles (was Literary pet peeves)

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Thu Feb 27 15:39:24 EST 2003


>I was told the italic words were those for which there was no precise
>English equivalent to the original. "Love" for example actually stands in
>for something more like loving kindness or charity... Italic words gave the
>general sense without being entirely accurate.

I think it is a little more general than that, because lots of times it is 
for words like are and have. So I think it is more when there are issues 
with the translation. Sometimes for the reason Sally gives, but also 
sometimes for more grammatical reasons.

Robyn 
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