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Re: Chinese language and emphasis

From: <shen@cse.ust.hk>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 21:38:35 +0800 (HKT)
Message-ID: <4844.>
To: "Swan, Henny" <Henny.Swan@rnib.org.uk>
Cc: www-international@w3.org, ishida@w3.org

> Hi All,
> I'm wondering if anyone could answer a couple of questions for me. As I
> understand it Japanese doesn't use italics as a form of emphasis, so
> using <i> tags around ideographic text is a big no no. Can anyone
> clarify if other languages, specifically Chinese, fall into this
> category? If Chinese does how is emphasis indicated visually on a web
> page, would it be with a dot above the character?

Although it is possible to use italics on Chinese characters, it
is seldom done on documents or webpages. They look awful. Chinese
webpages often use color, size, bold, or even different fonts for

> Many thanks, Henny
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