[sword-devel] Rendering added words for languages that don't use italics?

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 06:27:06 MST 2011

On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 3:24 AM, Peter von Kaehne <refdoc at gmx.net> wrote:
> Alternatively, the more semantic HTML markup of <em> might be useful?

There has been a move away from pushing <em> and <strong> in the HTML
world, since it has been recognized that italics do not always
semantically mean "emphasis" and bold does not always semantically
mean "strong".  This situation is a perfect example.

> However I turn it though I do think this is/should/could be a rendering
> issue at the very last moment - i.e. at screen output time, probably
> steered by module or locale supplied CSS sheets. The alternative, if
> there is a serious issue - and I would only see this if the translators
> complain - then it might be something addressed by an additional output
> filter, but this would be hard work as it would require some work in the
> engine and potentially some more in the frontends.

Great idea. Only one problem - everyone who has authority and power
over such on these mailing lists thinks that module supplied CSS
sheets is an abomination. Even though translators already have
complained about the lack of the ability to create and use them.

>> Has there been any previous discussion on this topic?
> I do not think so.

There has within the context of module-supplied rendering mechanisms.
"Not in my house" was the mostly unanimous reply.


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