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

Ray Beere Johnson II raybeere at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 27 10:20:26 MST 2010

     Uh, in an ASCII environment, underscores beneath characters are impossible to create. You can _only_ insert them before and after other text. The ASCII character set does not include letters combined with underscores. *Scratches head* You'd need to use HTML, RTF, or some other format to underscore an entire word or phrase. In ASCII, it is technically impossible.
                         Ray Beere Johnson II

--- On Sat, 11/27/10, Ida Skarson McCormick <idamc at seanet.com> wrote:

> 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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