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    Silly font question

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by lameri, Jan 27, 2012.

    For the rare event of having to write a word in quotations and italics (I have a character saying a foreign word), do you put the quotation marks also in italics? I would assume so, but the thing gets worse when I need to write a period right before the closing quotation.
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    Normally you would not italicize the punctuation. I might make an exception for expressions like ¡Caramba!

    Also, you shouldn't have adjacent punctuation stops, if that is what you are saying.
     
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    Something like:

    Wendall winked at the audience. "Et voila!"

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    Well, now imagine ¡Caramba! is part of dialogue, so you need quotation marks. Do you write "¡Caramba!" or "¡Caramba!"?
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    The quotation marks are not part of the foreign word/phrase, so they are not italicized. The paired exclamation marks are part of the foreign expression in this case, which is why I would italicize them.
     
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    I see. Thank you, Cogito.
     

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