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Example of emphasis marks in Traditional Chinesewritten vertically Sometimes quotation marks are used for emphasis.
This is still taught in schools but in practice it is not usually done, probably due to the difficulty of doing this using most computer software. Consequently, methods used for emphasis in Western text are often used instead, even though they are considered inappropriate for Chinese for example, the use of underlining or setting text in oblique type.
These are seen on sites where input is restricted to plain text with no method to apply markup tags e. In some cases, the engine behind the text area being parsed will render the text and the asterisks in bold automatically after the text is submitted. Color[ edit ] Colors are important for emphasizing.
Important words in a text may be colored differently from others. For example, many dictionaries use a different color for headwordsand some religious texts color the words of deities red, commonly referred to as rubric.
In Ethiopic scriptred is used analogously to italics in Latin text. Bold type had not yet been invented. Emphasis is provided by using italics, used for key words, stage directions and the names of characters, and capitalisation of key words. There are many designs. With both italics and boldface, the emphasis is correctly achieved by swapping into a different font of the same family; for example by replacing body text in Arial with its bold or italic style.
Professional typographic systems, including most modern computers, would therefore not simply tilt letters to the right to achieve italics that is instead referred to as slanting or obliqueprint them twice or darker for boldface, or scale majuscules to the height of middle-chamber minuscules like x and o for small-caps, but instead use entirely different typefaces that achieve the effect.
As a result, typefaces therefore have to be supplied at least fourfold with computer systems, usually as four font files: Professional typefaces sometimes offer even more variations for popular fonts, with varying degrees of blackness.
Only if such fonts are not available should[ citation needed ] the effect of italic or boldface be imitated by algorithmically altering the original font.
The modern Latin-alphabet system of fonts appearing in four standard weights, regular or "Roman"italic, bold and bold italic is a relatively recent development, dating to the early twentieth century. Modern "Roman" type was developed around the s, while italic type was developed around and was commonly used for emphasis by the early 17th century.
Bold type did not arrive until the nineteenth century, and at first fonts did not have matching bold weights; instead a generic bold, sometimes a Clarendon or other kind of slab-serifwould be swapped in.
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