Punctuation as typography (was Re: NATLANG: Geramn /heil/?)
|From:||Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, November 26, 2005, 19:26|
On Sat, 26 Nov 2005 13:59:52 -0500, caotope <johnvertical@...>
>> (PS: I believe in German it's actually /hail/. If you intended to do
>> italics, the accept way to do that is with underscores, thus _heil_,
>> to avoid confusion with phonemic notation.)
> Um, aren't underscores used for underlining? I propose using //two//
> slashes for italics...
Two slashes are for archiphonemes.
Underscores, however crazy, have a sturdy history as ASCII underlining,
being used since time immemorial (more or less) to bracket the titles of
books, films, and other media, traditionally italicised in typeset text.