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From Andrew Ford <A.F...@ford-mason.co.uk>
Subject Re: svn commit: r648946 - /httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/manual/rewrite/rewrite_guide_advanced.xml
Date Sun, 20 Apr 2008 19:55:29 GMT
Chris Pepper wrote:
> Joshua Slive wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 7:24 AM, Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com> wrote:
>>> On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 22:29:36 -0400
>>>  Chris Pepper <pepper@reppep.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>  > Vincent Bray wrote:
>>>  > > On 17/04/2008, pepper@apache.org <pepper@apache.org> wrote:
>>>  > >>  +    situation, <em>e.g.,</em> adding the <code>[PT]</code>
flag
>>>  > >> if
>>>  > >
>>>  > > Why emphasise "e.g." throughout this patch? I don't see how that's
>>>  > > correct or useful.
>>>  >
>>>  >       Because it's normally italicized in English.
>>>
>>>  Really?  Not IME.
>>
>> Garner's Dictionary of Modern American Usage suggests it should be
>> unitalicized.
>
>     I have seen it consistently italicized in print, presumably
> because it's a non-English import, and I typically see untranslated
> words italicized. I don't use <i> because back in the Before Time,
> there was much ranting and gnashing of teeth over presentational
> markup, and I got in the habit of <strong> & <em> instead of <b>
& <i>.
>
> http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/ie-eg-oh-my.aspx
>
>     I hope to do some more review on that doc (all 3 versions)
> tonight, and will back out the <em>s soon.
>
Hart's Rules for Compositors and Readers (OUP) states "use roman
(without quotation marks) for: ... all the commonest short abbrevations:
... cf., ... e.g., .. i.e., ... "

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