Example sentences for: italic

How can you use “italic” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • [In the italic forms of many typefaces, especially those designed since photographic and computer typesetting equipment became prevalent, the distinction between the digraphs æ and œ is all but lost (and in some is lost entirely).

  • That is called WYSIWYG, pronounced “wizzywig,” for `What You See Is What You Get,' in other words when you designate text to print in boldface or italic type, it appears in boldface or italic type on the screen.

  • Each font comes with different sizes ranging from 9 to 20 points, and styles may include normal (roman), italic, inverse, and outline.

  • (In case you are interested, it allows me to mark text in any of the following styles, which appear on the monitor screen in a close approximation: roman, bold roman , underlined roman, underlined bold roman , italic , bold italic , underlined italic , and underlined bold italic . I acknowledge that no self-respecting typographer would ever have anything to do with underlined italic, underlined bold italic, or some of the other styles described, but you have to remember that those are merely regarded (by me, at least) as a means for discretely coding styles that I do want--like small capitals--that are not provided by the program.)

  • However, in fiddling with my keyboard I discovered that the italic form of æ (in Times New Roman at least) is almost indistinguishable from œ except with a magnifying glass—thus; œ, æ —so I can only assume you have been thwarted by a quirk of the computer!


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