Italics: Italicizing foreign words

June 1, 2006: Issue 141

Don’t italicize foreign words and phrases that appear on the SIM Word List or in the main section of Web 11.
      an antique bergre
      a sense of dj vu
      a glass of sake

Italicize foreign words and phrases that don’t appear in our stylebook or in the main section of the dictionary (this includes words that appear in the “Foreign Words & Phrases” section of Web 11).
      painting en plein air
      chicken la franaise
      dining en famille

Don’t italicize foreign words that are part of a proper name.
      the Place de l’Etoile in Paris
      the couple’s summer house, Casa de la Playa
Foreign words often include accent marks. Find a list of common accent marks and how to make them on a Mac.

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