RE: Italic type in Hebrew and Armenian scripts

From: Jonathan Rosenne (
Date: Thu Aug 13 2009 - 14:09:12 CDT

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    Regarding Hebrew, Italics are seldom used and look quite strange, at least
    to me. They should be slanted forward, but some people use Latin oriented
    software that slants backwards.




    -----Original Message-----
    From: [] On
    Behalf Of Andreas Prilop
    Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 6:44 PM
    Subject: Italic type in Hebrew and Armenian scripts


    The thread "Japanese font that includes Italics" lets me ask:


    Is italic type fully accepted today in Hebrew typography?


    How to slant - clockwise or counterclockwise?



    Armenian letters (as in the Unicode standard) are traditionally

    slanted. Is "upright" the Armenian italics?


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