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Subject: italics (was RE: WELCOME to email@example.com)
Thomas Anderson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] wrote: > quoting <http://www.ibiblio.org/godoy/sgml/docbook/howto/writing-docbook.html>: "a. The text can be enphasized in a few ways. The most common ways are italics and bold. DocBook, however, supports only italics. The use of bold requires additional settings on the stylesheet used." If DocBook supports italics, how do I do it? Certainly I can do <phrase role="italic">...</phrase>, but the above seems to be implying that that's not necessary? < Interesting statement, that DocBook "supports" only italics. DocBook itself does not directly define or handle any inline formatting, so this must be referring to what the DocBook stylesheets support. I was under the impression that all of the following worked in the standard transforms: <emphasis role="bold"></emphasis> <emphasis role="italic"></emphasis> <emphasis role="underline"></emphasis> Of course, that said, you should consider whether it is appropriate to explicitly specify formatting in your source document. (It rarely is, IMO.) ************************* Rob Cavicchio Principal Technical Writer EMC Captiva EMC Corporation 10145 Pacific Heights Boulevard, 6th Floor San Diego, CA 92121-4234 P: (858) 320-1208 F: (858) 320-1010 E: Cavicchio_Rob@emc.com The opinions expressed here are my personal opinions. Content published here is not read or approved in advance by EMC and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of EMC.