foreignphrase (db.foreignphrase)

foreignphrase — A word or phrase in a language other than the primary language of the document.


foreignphrase (db.foreignphrase) ::=


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

No additional attributes.


The foreignphrase element can be used to mark up the text of a foreign word or phrase. Foreign in this context means that it is a language other than the primary language of the document and is not intended to be pejorative in any way.

Processing expectations

A foreignphrase is often given special typographic treatment, such as italics.


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


These elements contain foreignphrase: biblioentry, bibliomixed, bibliomset, biblioset, bridgehead, citation, citetitle, contrib, emphasis (db.emphasis), entry, firstterm (db.firstterm), foreignphrase (db.foreignphrase), glosssee, glossseealso, glossterm (db.glossterm), inlinestagedir, line, link, literallayout, member, meta (db.meta.content), olink, orgdiv, para, phrase (db.phrase), primary, quote (db.quote), remark, secondary, see, seealso, simpara, subtitle, term, termdef, tertiary, title, titleabbrev.


The following elements occur in foreignphrase: text, abbrev, acronym, anchor, author, biblioref, citation, citebiblioid, citetitle, coref, date, editor, emphasis (db.emphasis), firstterm (db._firstterm), firstterm (db.firstterm), footnote, footnoteref, foreignphrase (db.foreignphrase), glossterm (db._glossterm), glossterm (db.glossterm), indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, jobtitle, link, olink, org, orgname, person, personname, phrase (db.phrase), productname, productnumber, quote (db.quote), revnumber, subscript, superscript, trademark, wordasword, xref.

See Also

Related elements: abbrev, acronym, emphasis, foreignphrase (db._foreignphrase), phrase, quote, wordasword.


1 |<article xmlns=''>
  |<title>Example foreignphrase</title>
  |<para>Like so many others, it became a <foreignphrase>de facto</foreignphrase>
5 |standard.

Like so many others, it became a de facto standard.