foreignphrase (db.foreignphrase)

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


foreignphrase (db.foreignphrase) ::= [-]


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.


These elements contain foreignphrase: biblioentry, bibliomixed, bibliomset, biblioset, bridgehead, citation, citetitle, contrib, db:inlinestagedir, emphasis (db.emphasis), entry, firstterm (db.firstterm), foreignphrase (db.foreignphrase), glosssee, glossseealso, glossterm (db.glossterm), line, link, literallayout, member, 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), subscript, superscript, trademark, wordasword, xref.

See Also


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<title>Example foreignphrase</title>

<para>Like so many others, it became a <foreignphrase>de facto</foreignphrase>


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

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