CMOS FAQ Questions http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/ Latest CMOS FAQ Questions with links to the answers en-us Sun, 25 Feb 2024 06:00:00 GMT 60 https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/SpecialCharacters/faq0019.html Q. Seeking your expert advice on the following problem, now that I’ve run into it for about the dozenth time: When the names of brand collaborations use an “x” between the two entities, what’s the best way to style the “x”? For example, a collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama. Should it be a capital X? Lowercase x? A multiplication sign? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Seeking your expert advice on the following problem, now that I&rsquo;ve run into it for about the dozenth time: When the names of brand collaborations use an &ldquo;x&rdquo; between the two entities, what&rsquo;s the best way to style the &ldquo;x&rdquo;? For example, a collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama. Should it be a capital <em>X</em>? Lowercase <em>x</em>? A multiplication sign?</p> Sun, 04 Feb 2024 22:50:31 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/ItalicsandQuotationMarks/faq0013.html Q. Are reverse italics [i.e., roman text in an otherwise italic context] used when a legal case includes names of newspapers that would normally be italicized on their own? Thank you! <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Are reverse italics [i.e., roman text in an otherwise italic context] used when a legal case includes names of newspapers that would normally be italicized on their own? Thank you!</p> Sun, 04 Feb 2024 22:48:32 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Alphabetizing/faq0033.html Q. If an index subentry starts with a full name, do you alphabetize by last name or first? Here is an example: “.&nbsp;.&nbsp;. Menachem Begin visit to (1948), 67–69; Biltmore Conference in (1942), 27, 220n44; .&nbsp;.&nbsp;.” I was told to move the Begin entry to come before the Biltmore Conference entry. It was originally alphabetized under “M.” But it seems like a weird choice. <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> If an index subentry starts with a full name, do you alphabetize by last name or first? Here is an example: &ldquo;.&nbsp;.&nbsp;. Menachem Begin visit to (1948), 67&ndash;69; Biltmore Conference in (1942), 27, 220n44; .&nbsp;.&nbsp;.&rdquo; I was told to move the Begin entry to come before the Biltmore Conference entry. It was originally alphabetized under &ldquo;M.&rdquo; But it seems like a weird choice.</p> Sun, 04 Feb 2024 22:47:05 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Capitalization/faq0121.html Q. In a recent Q&A, you discussed how to style the title of a musical group, Rage Against the Machine. But couldn’t you just look up what the original source uses? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> In <a href="https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Capitalization/faq0120.html" target="_blank">a recent Q&amp;A</a>, you discussed how to style the title of a musical group, Rage Against the Machine. But couldn&rsquo;t you just look up what the original source uses?</p> Sun, 04 Feb 2024 22:43:51 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/VerticalListsBullets/faq0018.html Q. A vertical list lettered with “a.,” “b.,” “c.,” etc. (using periods after each letter) is provided in a document. Later on in the write-up, I reference this list with the sentence, “[Name] has managed projects that cover items a through f.” Do “a” and “f” require some kind of punctuation or special treatment? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> A vertical list lettered with &ldquo;a.,&rdquo; &ldquo;b.,&rdquo; &ldquo;c.,&rdquo; etc. (using periods after each letter) is provided in a document. Later on in the write-up, I reference this list with the sentence, &ldquo;[Name] has managed projects that cover items a through f.&rdquo; Do &ldquo;a&rdquo; and &ldquo;f&rdquo; require some kind of punctuation or special treatment?</p> Sun, 04 Feb 2024 22:41:09 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Documentation/faq0442.html Q. Hi there! CMOS defines a website as a set of publicly available pages. I need to cite a site that is restricted to users but is not private communication. How would one go about this? Do we need to signify to our readers that the URL is blocked to users only? Thanks! <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Hi there! <em>CMOS</em> defines a website as a set of publicly available pages. I need to cite a site that is restricted to users but is not private communication. How would one go about this? Do we need to signify to our readers that the URL is blocked to users only? Thanks!</p> Sun, 04 Feb 2024 22:27:10 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Documentation/faq0441.html Q. How does one cite a footnote on a page that is numbered with roman numerals? For example, a reference to a footnote 1 on page xxii, adapting the example citation in CMOS 14.147, would look rather clunky this way: Jerome Kagan, “Introduction to the Tenth-Anniversary Edition,” in The Nature of the Child (New York: Basic Books, 1994), xxiin1. <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> How does one cite a footnote on a page that is numbered with roman numerals? For example, a reference to a footnote 1 on page xxii, adapting the example citation in <a href="https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/book/ed17/part3/ch14/psec147.html" target="_blank"><em>CMOS</em> 14.147</a>, would look rather clunky this way: Jerome Kagan, &ldquo;Introduction to the Tenth-Anniversary Edition,&rdquo; in <em>The Nature of the Child</em> (New York: Basic Books, 1994), xxiin1.</p> Sun, 04 Feb 2024 22:22:56 GMT