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Re: Cleaning House

From: Philip & Le Khanh <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 12:49:24 +0100
Message-ID: <463F1244.1060708@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
To: www-html@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

Dailey, David P. wrote:

 > I have been told (but am unable to verify it in a quick search)
 > that the underlining of titles of books  in manuscripts began
 > as a convention to signal to typesetters that the words of the
 > title should be typeset using italics.

Yes, see Hart (previously cited), although "began" is almost
certainly an exaggeration :-)

Philip Taylor
Received on Monday, 7 May 2007 11:49:23 UTC

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