[Crm-sig] use of single and double quotes in the text of FRBRoo

Stephen Stead steads at paveprime.org
Sat Nov 1 22:20:48 EET 2008

1] Yes let's keep using single quotes for this
2] Yes let's keep doing this where we need to, to avoid confusion
3] I vote for italics only

Stephen Stead
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-----Original Message-----
From: crm-sig-bounces at ics.forth.gr [mailto:crm-sig-bounces at ics.forth.gr] On
Behalf Of Chryssoula Bekiari
Sent: 30 October 2008 16:41
To: frbr-crm at ics.forth.gr; crm-sig at ics.forth.gr
Subject: [Crm-sig] use of single and double quotes in the text of FRBRoo

Dear All

In the last meeting of CRM and FRBR in Crete, comments made by  
reviewers of FRBRoo about the use of double quotes. Trying to describe 
general rules for the use of double and single quotes we find the 
following cases:

1. When we want to make reference to the word itself  rather than the 
meaning we enclose the word in single quotes. E.g. The word 'greywacke' 
has had a number of different definitions.

2. double quotation marks may be used to indicate an informal name or 
term. E.g. The  "lower member" consists of sandstone with minor shale

3. Single quotation marks or italics may be used for titles

In any case the use of quotation marks for informal terms should be 
reduced to the absolute minimum. However in the ISO text of CRM all 
appellations are in double quotes.

Please comment and vote



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