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Consider `text-emphasis` usage instead of `italics` in UI for languages like Japanese or Chinese
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Consider usage of CSS3's [[ | text-emphasis ]] instead of italics in UI elements for languages like Chinese, Japanese or Korean.
Also make sure that italics usage isn't negatively impacting users of these native languages.

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Volker_E created this task.Oct 6 2016, 3:52 AM
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Citing from T125657#2700709, @chelsyx wrote:

Italics is not a traditional way to emphasize in Chinese. The difference in Chinese is less obvious to me. From this discussion on Zhihu (Chinese Quora), it seems most designers thinks italicized Chinese is very ugly...

Traditionally people use dot under the characters to emphasize, but very few people use it now. See

This discussion and this article suggest using a different font to emphasize a piece of message. For example:

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