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From: Nadine Shipman Sinkwitz <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Italics (was on verso)
Date: Tue, 08 May 2001 06:18:19 -0700
Is it wrong to use Italics for quotes?
At 07:17 AM 5/8/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>Let me clarify the use of Italics for book titles. The proper way is to
>use Italics unless your printing method does not have that
>capability. Until the advent of the personal computer, this was the case
>in academia. Dissertations and term papers were hand written until the
>20th century, and then were typed on a typewriter. Neither had the
>capability of producing Italics. The solution was to use underlining as
>a replacement for Italics.
>To bring this back to genealogy, we should also use Italics for ships names.
>At 05:40 PM 5/7/01, you wrote:
>> Unless you are handwriting something (in which case italics are hard
>> to use <g>), they
>>are normally printed. I have a printer, not a writer. <vbg>
>> The use of quotes to delineate a title was for typewriters. The use
>> of underlining was
>>* note that script is the term used for handwriting, not for my rejects
>>Karla Huebner wrote:
>> > My understanding is that italics are correct only FOR a printed work,
>> not that you can't
>> > use italics IN an unprinted work. Chicago says, for example, that an
>> > dissertation gets quotes rather than italics. So I think the professor
>> was confused.
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