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Re: Disturbing trend in tables

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@crosslink.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 06:30:45 -0500
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	I guess I show my age! <grin> I started "keyboarding" back on an old
manual typewriter because the then "newfangled" electric typewriter cost
too much fo the school to upgrade... sound familiar?


At 12:04 PM 1/17/01 +0900, Davey Leslie wrote:
>Just for the record, title of books and other separately published literary
>works are customarily set in italics not underlined. Italics are also
>standard for magazines, newspapers, movies, ballets, operas, musicals, and
>works of art. My guess is that the use of underline in place of italics is a
>holdover from typewriter technology.
>Davey Leslie
>Thus spake Anne Pemberton on 01.1.17 8:00 AM at apembert@crosslink.net:
>> If you remove the Underline, you are probably going to make some
>> folks' lives extra hard as they have to decide how else to express those
>> items that are customarily underlined, such as titles. (students and profs,
>> and uni's that publish papers on the web.)
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