Emphasis or Italic?
jelks at jelks.nu
Sat Apr 29 01:39:21 EDT 2006
Jon Noring wrote:
> That's the problem with italics and bold used in print -- they are
> used in a whole slew of ways, and oftentimes to discern why something
> is italicized requires understanding the context. If I were reading a
> book in an unknown language (and maybe using odd punctuation), it may
> be nigh impossible to figure out why something is emphasized. Now
> imagine a text-to-speech engine encountering some text which is marked
> up "italic". Is it a linguistic emphasis? Is it the name of a ship? Is
> it a title of a book?
[x]HTML doesn't have nearly as much "built-in" semantics as say the TEI, but
it does have `<cite>`, and I wish Markdown supported it.
For other "italics semantics", I suppose the best bet is microformats,
though that's still sub-optimal:
She went down on the <em class="shipname">Titanic</em>.
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