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memento
11-07-2005, 04:51 AM
Can they slant left?

Vera
11-07-2005, 05:07 AM
Because left = wrong, except when it comes to politics.

TheUnholyNightbringer
11-07-2005, 06:49 AM
Because one italic slanted right once and letters are naturally conformist.

Vera
11-07-2005, 07:05 AM
REPUBLICAN CONSPIRACY!!!!!1:eek::eek::eek::eek:
ARROGANT YANK P.o.S. :MAD: :MAD:

sKratch
11-07-2005, 07:41 AM
Aesthetically it makes sense, because you read from left to right so it slants in the direction that you're reading, thus giving the text a sense of urgency.

TheUnholyNightbringer
11-07-2005, 07:44 AM
Aesthetically it makes sense, because you read from left to right so it slants in the direction that you're reading, thus giving the text a sense of urgency.

^ I'm with stoopid.

JoY
11-07-2005, 11:09 AM
Aesthetically it makes sense, because you read from left to right so it slants in the direction that you're reading, thus giving the text a sense of urgency.
exactly, I was thinking the same.

memento
11-07-2005, 11:37 AM
Aesthetically it makes sense, because you read from left to right so it slants in the direction that you're reading, thus giving the text a sense of urgency.

Nice answer. I wonder if other countries that read right to left have italics inverse to ours.

0r4ng3
11-07-2005, 03:46 PM
I wonder which way Chinese italics slant? I think it's read up to down.

sKratch
11-07-2005, 10:35 PM
The slanted eyes make up for it.
Honestly though, I can't picture arabic letters being in italics...

T-6005
11-07-2005, 10:45 PM
Letters can slant the other way, I'm not sure what it's called though. Maybe still italics, for all I know? Although according to Maria, that's untrue?

Not Ozymandias
11-08-2005, 02:54 AM
Why do Italics slant right?
Because, The Jews.

Not Ozymandias
11-08-2005, 02:56 AM
Because, The Jews.
BEAT THAT SHIT, fashionable anti-semitism AND a Punker reference.


*wins the 1337 lottery*

memento
11-08-2005, 05:29 AM
Calm down sir.

0r4ng3
11-08-2005, 07:59 AM
The slanted eyes make up for it.
I guess that's true. To people like me, everything is in italics.