Foreign Words

Foreign words in the body of Webster’s 11th are typed as roman text.

Foreign words in the special “foreign-word directory” in the back of Webster’s 11th are used in italic type (or roman if surrounding copy is italic).

All other foreign words must be italicized and should include a context or definition. If the word is used repeatedly in the same story, italicize it on first reference in the main text, the captions, and each sidebar.
On subsequent references, the word should run roman.

Use accents and symbols as indicated.

Unfamiliar or uncommon foreign terms should not be used if the meaning is not made clear within the
article’s text.


 

Foreign words
Accent marks
Translation help

Back to BHG Stylebook Table of Contents