Q. With Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, and other non-Latin scripts, should one still italicize words used as words, per 7.58? This comes up a lot in the material I edit. Since the point of italics is to indicate that the word is foreign, does the fact of the non-Latin script accomplish that, thus making italics unnecessary? I had thought so, but then I queried my fellow editors, and many of them seemed to think italics should still be used.
A. You are right: a non-Latin script signals well enough that a language isn’t English, so italics aren’t needed.