Markus Kuhn wrote:
> If Germans want to emphasise some text, they use bold or italics,
> underline it, use red color or a larger font, but practically *never*
> set it in all capital letters.
What about interspersing s p a c e s into the emphasized word? Is
that still done? When I learned to type German manuscripts,
I was told to use this convention.
> As someone grown up in Germany, I find
> all-caps text more difficult to read than the normal spelling.
That is also true for anglophones, as many objective tests have
established. See the Jargon File (http://www.ccil.org/jargon)
s.v. "Great Runes", for why Teletypes used only capital letters.
-- John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn. You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn. Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)
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