Way back when I was reading print books I do remember occasionally coming across words in which the first letter was in brackets. I had no idea why this was done then and I have no idea now. I just know that I never did like it. "If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything. " Malcolm X The Militant: http://www.themilitant.com Pathfinder Press: http://www.pathfinderpress.com Granma International: http://www.granma.cu/ingles/index.html _ table with 2 columns and 6 rows Subj: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Not sure about brackets Date: 10/29/2009 11:17:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time From: mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx Reply-to: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent from the Internet (Details) table end Hi Lori, I have seen that in raves in the front of books. I just get rid of the brackets. I sure hope that's the right thing to do. I always figured it had something to do with weird fonts. Mayrie -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lori Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 8:11 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Not sure about brackets Hi all, I'm still reading through Douglas Winter's, "Clive Barker: Dark Fantastic". Occasionally, I'm finding the first letter of a word surrounded by brackets. Is anyone aware of a reason for this? Is it something to do with scanning, or is there any reason that British text might use this or is it author style. I'm not sure if I should wipe them out, or leave them. Thanks, Lori To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.