In section 15.8d, Partially emphasized numbers, it states:
When portions of numbers are emphasized in print, a
termination symbol is used in the same way as it is in words. Note that the termination
symbol stops the effect of the number indicator as well as the emphasis indicator.
It then gives examples. The example in question is the first one, copied below.
However, if I am understanding the above rule, should I see the Numeric Indicator repeated after the termination sign?
The section ends with the paragraph beginning:
(Although there is no rule that says a composition sign terminates the effect of a
number indicator, for clarity, it is recommended that the number indicator be
repeated in situations where the second number is emphasized.)
The first part of the sentence makes me unsure of whether the composition sign (the italics) terminates the
effect of the indicator or not. It sort of contractics the beginning part of 15.8d. Can you help to clarify?