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Subject: Re: [office-formula] Proposal: Bolding NOT required for"shall"/"shall not"
I proposed modifying OpenFormula 1.2 so that it does NOT require bolding for "shall", etc. to have their ISO meanings. Michael Brauer suggested using a character style "ISO Keyword", which is fine, but not inconsistent with my proposal. He then said: > Patrick may know that better thane me, but if I remember it correctly, > then the ISO directives require the bold formatting. I'd certainly like to hear Patrick's perspective. To clarify, though, I propose to _keep_ the shalls (etc.) bolded. Let's just not specifically say that "if they aren't bolded they don't count". If we fail to bold something, then it should be a minor typographical flaw, not something that changes the meaning of the spec! And I _really_ don't want to put blind people in a position where they have to check if text is bolded before they can use the text. I looked at ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2, "Rules for the structure and drafting of International Standards" (5th edition, 2004), annex H. They list these: shall/shall not, should/should not, may/need not, and can/cannot, and explain their meaning. _Nowhere_ in annex H, or anywhere else in part 2, do they require bolding of shall/shall not, etc. So, I propose leaving the keywords in a bold format, but NOT requiring that they be bold for them to take effect. --- David A. Wheeler