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Re: Bold Italics


From: Jukka K. Korpela
Date: Sep 26, 2012 12:11AM

2012-09-26 8:57, Chris.Chandler wrote:

> What information is conveyed to a sighted reader by the use of both bold and italic?

It depends on the context and on the reader.

> Typically, I don't think it's more specific than "this has emphasis, but is different
> than those things that are only bold or only italic."

Maybe typically, but "emphasis" is a very vague word. And the "but"
clause does not really apply when there is no bold without italic and no
italic without bold in sight. In lack of such contrasts, bold italic
looks just emphatic, whatever that might mean.

But it really depends. For example, in mathematical notations, bold
italic is conventionally used for some entities such a variables
denoting vectors. There is no emphasis implied.