I'm curious to see how other members would handle a situation that came up in my latest work. I'm writing a story that includes dialog for several different languages. Since it is written from the POV a couple of different characters who know most of these languages, it requires the dialog be written so that my readers understand it without having to go to a translator. Most writers italicize said dialog, but I use italics for direct, word-for-word thoughts. Now this might not be a big deal -- one obvious solution is to not italicize character thoughts -- but as is the text is pretty cluttered with italics. In some Star Wars novels I've noticed alien dialog is written into brackets. I'm curious to see how others would solve this dilemma, or whether you it's really a problem at all. Thanks!