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Subject: Adding <cite> to <shortdesc>

One of our DITA users would like to be able to add <cite> to <shortdesc> so that they can add a text reference to the topic short description. In Chinese, their source language, there is no italic. When they use <phrase> for the citation, the English translator has to add <i> to the English because <phrase> is used for more that citations in their DITA topics. They would like to avoid asking the translators to add an element to the translation. <cite> would be the best solution for both Chinese and English.


JoAnn T. Hackos, PhD
Comtech Services Inc.
710 Kipling Street, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80215

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