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29 February 2008 @ 06:18 pm
I'm just wanting to know when writing how do you put your words in italics? I'm afraid I don't know!
*HUGS* Thanks so much!:D
Auroraauroraprimavera on March 1st, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)
Do you mean in LJ?

Well, depends if which editor you're using. If you're using the Rich Text format all you have to do is select the I at the top of the bar. If you're using HTMl use: < i > TEXT < /i > - except you remove the spaces.

Hope this helps sweety, *hugs*
lijahlover: Irish Beerlijahlover on March 1st, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!:D
Auroraauroraprimavera on March 1st, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
You're welcome. :)
Issiismenin on March 1st, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
Bum. It didn't work! Sorry! I did try. <> with an i in the middle to begin italics. <> with /i to finish. See if THAT works! ;D
lijahlover: Irish Castlelijahlover on March 1st, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
Thank you i'll try that!:D
lijahloverlijahlover on March 14th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
It does work and thanks for the help!:D
Illuminated_Sinilluminated_sin on March 8th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
The increasingly preferred method now is to start using < em> (no spaces) and </ em> for 'begin and end emphasis' instead of using the 'i' for italics, which I hadn't known until pretty recently. The reason for the transition toward this coding is that automated reader machines for visually impaired people cannot all interpret code for italics, but are coded to pick up emphasized text (which looks the same, but which professional publishers use instead; the difference is only in the code, really).

Similarly, instead of < b> for bold, the preferred method is now < strong>, for the same reason.

The coding for both ways still works, but since I've got a couple of visually impaired friends on my flist, I use < em> and < strong> instead of < i> and < b> now that I've found this out. You never know if some of your readers actually use a reading machine. It's still your choice which to use, but I thought I'd at least mention this so you'd know; I felt badly about it when I realized my code wasn't working for some of my friends because of their disability and I hadn't known all this time. :/