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Re: [i18n-discuss] The HTML q element can sometimes be useful. Discuss.

From: asmusf via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:01:07 +0000
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I received two copies of this message, and one did not show the 
typeface 
disctinction directly, but substituted **.

On 4/29/2016 8:34 AM, r12a wrote:
>
> John Cowan Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:29:34 -0400
>
>     Florian Rivoal scripsit:
>
>         quotation marks do change based on the styling of the 
document
>         (more so for blockquote than for q, but still).
>
>     I'd like to see evidence for this in the case of inline 
quotations
>     in ordinary published work.
>
> As it happens, the chapter of a book i'm reading just did that.
>
> Here's the explanation:
>
>     Quotations from Priscus and other original sources appear in
>     */this different typeface/* to distinguish them from my own 
words.
>
> And here's an example of usage from some pages later:
>
>     A significant pause for explanation and recognition, then 
Attila's
>     message.
>     ‘Theodosius is the son of a nobly born father. So am I, Attila,
>     the son of my father the King of the Huns, Mundzuk. I have
>     preserved my noble lineage, but Theodosius has not. Who now is 
the
>     barbarian, and who the more civilized?’
>     The answer is obvious: the bag proves the point. Theodosius, by
>     plotting the assassination of Attila, his superior, his master,
>     has acted like a rebellious slave. */As a result, Attila 
declared,
>     he would not absolve Theodoseus from blame unless he handed over
>     the eunuch for punishment./*
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