[APG Public List] underscores for book title in ASCII-only (Was: Re: Citing a manuscript)

Drew Smith drewsmithtpa at gmail.com
Sat Nov 27 09:12:35 MST 2010


Ida,

I wasn't recommending all underscores, just the pair of underscores
(one before and one after).  So your copy of Thunderbird didn't do any
conversion.  It displayed it for you just as I wrote it.

Drew

On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 6:55 AM, Ida Skarson McCormick <idamc at seanet.com> wrote:
>
> On 11/26/2010 8:14 PM, Drew Smith wrote:
>>
>> One conventional way to handle this in an ASCII-only environment
>> (without the need for all caps) is to use underscores instead.  For
>> example:
>>
>> "Michael Hait is the transcriber of _Records of the Slave Claims
>> Commission_."
>>
> ------------------
> Michael & Drew:
>
> Even better than all underscores in the ASCII-only environment (like
> RootsWeb lists) is to use one beginning underscore and one ending underscore
> for book titles, as in _Records of the Slave Claims Commission_.
>
> When I glanced at Drew's message to trim it in the reply, the underscores
> under the whole title had been automatically converted by Mozilla
> Thunderbird to one underscore before and one underscore after the title.
> Does any other e-mail software do this automatically?


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