In modern texts, Italics can emphasise key points in a printed text. One manual of English usage described italics as "the print equivalent of underlining".
Calligraphy-inspired typefaces were first designed in Italy, to replace documents written in a handwriting style called chancery hand. As the illustration shows, there were flourishes copied from calligraphy. An alternative is oblique type: the type is slanted but the letterforms do not change shape: this less elaborate approach is used by many sans-serif typefaces.
Usage on the web[change | change source]
Using italic is usually used as a place holder for a blank piece of information. There are different ways in making a text italic.
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- Truss, Lynne (2004), Eats, shoots & leaves: the zero tolerance approach to punctuation, New York: Gotham Books, p. 146, ISBN 1-59240-087-6
- Updike D.B. 1927. Printing types: their history, form and use: volume 1, chapter 10. The Aldine italic, p124. Harvard University Press.
- Wikipedia:Requests for permissions - A blank section would have "None at the moment" as a place holder for no recent requests
- W3Schools tutorial on using
- MediaWiki's help on making italic text