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

From: r12a via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:34:07 +0000
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 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 
> ‘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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