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by David Wake
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: [EDITING] A question about italics
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: [EDITING] A question about italics

I think it should be katana and wakizashi, lower case, no italics, because that's how the point of view characters would think of the words. I do use capitals for the Book of Prophesy and the Art of Writing, so it makes sense to reduce the Number of Capitals. I do like the James Clavell Shogun idea ...
by David Wake
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: [EDITING] A question about italics
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: [EDITING] A question about italics

To my mind gelati , gelato , pecorino and cannoli , and I'd even suggest making a case for pizza and spaghetti . Clearly, like all typographical elements, you need a rule and you need to stick to it consistently. I'd probably go for a 'sound' rule, if I feel tempted to use a 'funny' accent, then it'...
by David Wake
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: [KINDLE FORMATTING] Way to prevent orphaned headings?
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: [KINDLE FORMATTING] Way to prevent orphaned headings?

In that case, I don't think you can. One of the main differences between paperback and ebook is who controls the format. With paperback it's you, but with ebook it's the reader. Get it perfect in the ebook, but then I, the reader, change the font size and it's all over the place. However, I wasn't a...
by David Wake
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: [KINDLE FORMATTING] Way to prevent orphaned headings?
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: [KINDLE FORMATTING] Way to prevent orphaned headings?

You're after forcing a page break (effectively) before each header? Does using the Word header style to insist on a 'page break before' do the trick? What automated method are you using?
by David Wake
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: [UK VERSUS US] Language and cultural differences
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: [UK VERSUS US] Language and cultural differences

The imperial measurement system is just as consistent. Seriously!? That is indefensible: 2.02667 yards to the fathom, 3 feet to the yard, 4 gills to a pint, 5 fluid ounces to a gill, 7.92 inches to the link, 8 furlongs to the mile, 10 chains to the furlong, 12 inches to the foot, 14 pounds to a sto...
by David Wake
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: [UK VERSUS US] Language and cultural differences
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: [UK VERSUS US] Language and cultural differences

[...] it wouldn't matter as the American spelling is universally accepted. What?! What? You're off-centre there, I don't recognise incorrect spelling unless it's for colour to generate a flavour of foreign parts to prove you've travelled. Or for humour. Spelling should be English - the hint's in th...
by David Wake
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Social
Topic: [INTRODUCTION] Greetings & Salutations!
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: [INTRODUCTION] Greetings & Salutations!

Hello.
by David Wake
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [THE FORUM] Are we functioning
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: [THE FORUM] Are we functioning

I'm here, but there haven't been any questions I can answer or anything I need to ask.
by David Wake
Tue May 29, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Social
Topic: [INTRODUCTION]I am the new guy
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: [INTRODUCTION]I am the new guy

Hello.
by David Wake
Sun May 13, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Social
Topic: [INSPIRATION IN BOOK COVERS] Hello hello
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: [INSPIRATION IN BOOK COVERS] Hello hello

Yes, link please.

And I am currently looking for three covers for a series, near-future, police procedural.