Encoding italic

Kent Karlsson via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Sun Jan 27 17:56:47 CST 2019

Apart from that control sequences for (some) styling is standardised
(since decades by now), and the "tag characters" approach is not:

For the control sequences for styling, there is no pretence of nesting,
just setting/unsetting an aspect of styling. For <b></b> etc. (in tag
characters) there is at least the pretence/appearance of nesting, even
if the interpreter doesn't actually care about nesting (and just interprets
them as set/unset). (In addition, <b> etc. in "real" HTML are
1) disrecommended, and
2) the actual styling comes from a style sheet (and the **default**
one makes <b> stuff bold).)

/Kent K

Den 2019-01-27 21:03, skrev "James Kass via Unicode" <unicode at unicode.org>:

> A new beta of BabelPad has been released which enables input, storing,
> and display of italics, bold, strikethrough, and underline in plain-text
> using the tag characters method described earlier in this thread.  This
> enhancement is described in the release notes linked on this download page:
> http://www.babelstone.co.uk/Software/index.html

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