Order of Punctuation and Composition Signs

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    Can you tell me if there is an Order of Punctuation and Composition Signs in UEB as there was in EBAE, or do we just follow print.  This week, in a work I was proofing for someone in our group, there is an incidence where a quotation is italicized.  In the book, it appears that the opening quotation mark is italicized. My question is - does the Italic passage indicator come before or after the opening quotation mark?  If following print, it would preceed the opening quotation mark, however I can't seem to locate a definitive reference.

    Thank you for your assistance.



    In the ICEB rule book §9.7 discusses placement of typeform symbols with punctuation. In your case, the italic passage indicator should come before the opening quotation mark (since it is italicized).

    NOTE: If the quotation mark were not italicized, the typeform indicator would come after the quotation mark (§9.72).


    You should follow print.  Keep in mind the rules about nesting.  For instance...if you had the phrase

    (What time is it?)

    The open italics passage indicator would precede the opening paren. and follow the closing paren. (Nesting the parens inside the typeform indicators).



    Thank you.  This helps. I'll pass it on.


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