[Doc-SIG] RE: emphasis presentation (was verse construct (was Re: [Docutils-develop] Parsing oddness))

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft.com
Thu, 9 May 2002 11:20:07 -0400

On Thu, May 09, 2002, Tony J Ibbs (Tibs) wrote:
> Paul Moore wrote:
>> As a related point, I personally would prefer ``*emphasis*``
>> to be bold, not italic, as this is the usage I see most
>> frequently in E-Mail.
> Interesting. For me, *because* I see the asterisk delimitation more
> often, I want it to be italic - italic for me is more emphasised (easier
> to discriminate) than bold. Of course, this probably supports your point
> about separating presentation from structure - it's easy to conceive of
> a tool that produces presentation according to either of our
> preferences.

Heh.  I use pure italics for book titles, and if I'm really trying to
emphasize something, I use both bold and italics.  (Pure bold gets used
for key terms that are being introduced.)
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