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Italicizing the {quote

Switch Blayde
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When the {quote is used, do you have to put it in italics?

In another thread, I quoted someone's example, which was:

Dave sighed. Oh, great, another surprise quiz.

Only the thought should be in italics. But when I used the {quote, it puts everything in italics which changed the meaning. I had to remove the {quote.

Can you simply put what's quoted in a shaded box but not italicize it?

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@Switch Blayde

Sure. Done. It was just a style thing.

Replies:   Switch Blayde
Crumbly Writer

He (Lazeez) was simply doing what the site has always done, which is to convert any indented text into italics to help set it off.

I've long had a problem with that, as it often screws up other formatting, but I've learned to live with it.

Nice to see corrections like that.

By the way, Lazeez, another thing that has long bothered me about the forum, is that if I mistakenly miscode my tags, I lose ALL the text that follows it, which can become fairly extensive.

Rather than take this overly harsh approach, could you possibly modify the code so it saves the changes and simply doesn't display it, say by inserting comment tags < !-- and -- >. I can't count the times I've lost multiple responses, and hadn't thought to save my entries.

Switch Blayde
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@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

Sure. Done.


Thanks so much.

EDITED TO ADD: Oops, it seems to still put the quoted part in italics.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Switch Blayde

Oops, it seems to still put the quoted part in italics.

You didn't wait long enough. It looks fine to me.

Replies:   Switch Blayde
Switch Blayde
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@Crumbly Writer

You didn't wait long enough. It looks fine to me.


That's interesting. The quote in yours shows as italics in my browser (Firefox).

EDITED TO ADD: I hit refresh and the italics were removed.

test

not italics
italics

richardshagrin

What does Italy have to do with italics? Just a coincidence? Like Roman and romance?

Dominions Son

@richardshagrin

What does Italy have to do with italics?


Italics are letters than lean to one side. Isn't there a famous tower that does that somewhere in Italy?

Replies:   richardshagrin
richardshagrin

@Dominions Son

The leaning tower of pizza.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son
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@richardshagrin

It's Pisa. http://www.towerofpisa.org/

Pizza is a round Italian-American food item.

Replies:   richardshagrin
Crumbly Writer

@richardshagrin

Just a coincidence? Like Roman and romance?

Several European languages (not English) are known as the "romance" languages, based not on romantic encounters, but on their being derived from the original Roman language. It's not a coincidence, it's a direct causal relationships. The title "italics" derives from the fact that the original italic fonts were designed in Italy, and were based on the ancient Roman texts which featured handwritten italics. Again, no coincidence at all.

richardshagrin

@Dominions Son

There are cities (in the USA) where pizza comes in square or rectangular pans, and is not round.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@richardshagrin

There are cities (in the USA) where pizza comes in square or rectangular pans, and is not round.


Boxing and Pro Wrestling take place in a square that is called a ring. It's also referred to by some as the squared circle.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Dominions Son


Boxing and Pro Wrestling take place in a square that is called a ring.


Go far enough back in time and it happened in a prepared circular area. Then someone found it easier to put up a temporary space by using posts and ropes and making it a square. That's the system in use today - with a few tweaks.

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