[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 94349] Add italics to Quotations paragraph style

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Tue Sep 22 05:47:16 PDT 2015


Yousuf (Jay) Philips <philipz85 at hotmail.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|UNCONFIRMED                 |NEW
     Ever confirmed|0                           |1

--- Comment #2 from Yousuf (Jay) Philips <philipz85 at hotmail.com> ---
(In reply to Adolfo Jayme from comment #1)
> The usage of italics for whole paragraphs is proscribed by some
> English-language style guides (writing this from memory, don’t ask me which
> ones) and, given my academic experience, could even be forbidden if not for
> a couple of foreign words. Also, this styling depends on the customs of each
> culture and the set of standards that each language may have. On the other
> hand, there are opinions of typographers that italics could be less readable
> than upright when used extensibly rather than sporadically (for emphasizing
> effect).

I'm not a writer or an academic, so i dont really have knowledge from there,
but from whatever reading i do online, i regularly see articles with paragraphs
that are indented and italicize when it is a quote (e.g.
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=valve-lunarg-vulkan&num=2 ).
I also just had a look at MS Word and they have a paragraph style 'Quote' and
it is italic, though they dont have a similar character style.

> Given that the intent of this bug is achieving uniformity and
> consistency among the built-in styles, wouldn’t be better if we remove the
> italics from the Quotation style by default? That way, the user can add it
> back if needed.

If we removed italics from the Quotation character style, what would make it
different from regular text by default?

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