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italic font

A typeface with letters slanted slightly to the right. Italic type is used to emphasize words as well as for decoration. Most, but not all, fonts have an italic typeface.


The Four Typefaces
Many fonts come in normal, bold, italic and bold italic variations.
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Aldus, inventor of italic type and famous for his "dolphin and anchor" printer's insignia, devised his colophons as great urns or other shapes.
When colleagues send me Word documents that I have to incorporate into my own report, the material usually contains all sorts of formatting--multiple fonts, bold and italic type, underlined words and different indents.
The ale's packaging focuses on the Pintail imagery, with italic type and copper-color edging to give the packages a retro aspect.
Another Entablature awardee, the Stoss landscape and urbanism site, has this demented line of tiny blue italic type that runs across the middle of the page from left to right, so jerkily that no-one here could at first read more than the odd word--which, after much scrutiny, combined to suggest that 'Stoss' probably means something like 'a kick in the pants'.
It is a feature of all these symphonic editions that the editorial dynamics are indicated in italic type--but this italic type has the appearance of bold italic, whereas in the ease of the hairpin markings, bold is used for Schubert's authentic indications.
The headwords appear in bold type, the actual attestations in italic type.
In spite of the existence of various privileges obtained from the Venetian Republic and from the papacy in Rome covering both the editions and their new cancellaresca-style type, at least three printing houses had italic type and were printing the very same, or the same sort of octavo editions of classical texts without commentary by the end of 1503.
Numbers are given for each line (thus facilitating reference and quotation), and comments in italic type guide readers through the texts.
Actual and forecast consumption of beef and veal in the UK ('000 tonnes) 1995 1996 1997 Production 974 712 714 Imports(*) 173 170 150 Exports 274 53 20 Consumption (**) 395 726 774 Forecasts in italic type.
Through a precise use of bold and italic type as well as headlines, he reorganized the documents, highlighting key points and providing visual cues to tell investors how the material relates to what they have already read.
The 20 elements of ISO 9001 appear word for word in italic type.