Joachim Schrod writes: > No, it's not standard. Emphasis is done with italics, as in every > civilized country. In fact, the typesetter of the book in question > should be calfatered, forced to listen a few days to Modern Talking, > or some similar punishment. > > But then, in the 30s and before, such crimes were quite common. !!! If you were typesetting in Fraktur, you had no choice but to use letter-spacing. The use of italics became possible only after the abolition of Fraktur.