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RE: Chinese language and emphasis

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 12:52:44 +0900
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To: "Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org>, "'Swan, Henny'" <Henny.Swan@rnib.org.uk>, <www-international@w3.org>

At 01:02 08/01/31, Richard Ishida wrote:
>
>Well, you could use the <i> tag, as long as you style it differently.
>However, I wouldn't recommend it, because it gets you into a
>presentationally oriented mode of thinking.  Better therefore use the <em>
>tag, and style that differently.
>
>I would imagine you could include Korean in the list. 
>
>Note that CSS3 currently proposes provision of a way of emphasizing
>ideographic text with dots.  People will need to lobby the implementers, I
>guess, to get that implemented.

Yes. Using dots (above the text in horizontal text) is an important
mode of emphasis for publications such as books. I would expect it
much less on Web pages, except very formal ones.

Regards,   Martin.


#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, Assoc. Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
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