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Subject: Re: [dita] Adding <cite> to <shortdesc>

Joanne, until there are changes in the standard, what your client should do is nest a <cite> element within a <ph> element. This will prevent any need to add italic tags; any highlighting can be driven by the style sheets.


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On Sep 3, 2012, at 3:29 PM, JoAnn Hackos <joann.hackos@comtech-serv.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks,
> JoAnn
> JoAnn T. Hackos, PhD
> President
> Comtech Services Inc.
> 710 Kipling Street, Suite 400
> Denver, CO 80215
> Joann.hackos@comtech-serv.com
> 303-232-7586

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