CMOS FAQ Questions http://chicagomanualofstyle.org/ Latest CMOS FAQ Questions with links to the answers en-us Tue, 02 Mar 2021 06:00:00 GMT 60 https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Capitalization/faq0102.html Q. If a word is not capitalized in the dictionary but is capitalized in the author’s book manuscript, should I capitalize or not? The specific word in question is “cosmos.” Thanks. <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> If a word is not capitalized in the dictionary but is capitalized in the author&rsquo;s book manuscript, should I capitalize or not? The specific word in question is &ldquo;cosmos.&rdquo; Thanks.</p> Tue, 02 Mar 2021 14:35:11 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/NoneoftheAbove/faq0041.html Q. How should we refer to the variants of the coronavirus? I see “a new variant of the coronavirus,” and I see “a new variant of COVID-19.” Which is correct? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> How should we refer to the variants of the coronavirus? I see &ldquo;a new variant of the coronavirus,&rdquo; and I see &ldquo;a new variant of COVID-19.&rdquo; Which is correct?</p> Tue, 02 Mar 2021 14:32:57 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Documentation/faq0382.html Q. When citing a lengthy web page without page numbers in a footnote, other than listing the paragraph number or a section title, is there another way to indicate where on the page a quote is being used? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> When citing a lengthy web page without page numbers in a footnote, other than listing the paragraph number or a section title, is there another way to indicate where on the page a quote is being used?</p> Tue, 02 Mar 2021 14:28:02 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Capitalization/faq0101.html Q. CMOS 8.61 says that words derived from proper nouns like “champagne” are often lowercased when used with a nonliteral meaning. What does “nonliteral” mean when it comes to sparkling wine? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> <a href="https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/book/ed17/part2/ch08/psec061.html" target="_blank"><em>CMOS</em> 8.61</a> says that words derived from proper nouns like &ldquo;champagne&rdquo; are often lowercased when used with a nonliteral meaning. What does &ldquo;nonliteral&rdquo; mean when it comes to sparkling wine?</p> Tue, 02 Mar 2021 14:23:24 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/ProperNames/faq0059.html Q. Hi, when a person has a hyphenated first name, such as Zheng-Jun Gao, how would you style their first initials? Would it be “Z.-J. Gao” or “Z. J. Gao”? Thank you. <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> Hi, when a person has a hyphenated first name, such as Zheng-Jun Gao, how would you style their first initials? Would it be &ldquo;Z.-J. Gao&rdquo; or &ldquo;Z. J. Gao&rdquo;? Thank you.</p> Tue, 02 Mar 2021 14:21:53 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/Documentation/faq0381.html Q. If I have used a machine translator (e.g., DeepL) in a paper, must I give credit to the machine translator? What if the translation needs to be edited? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> If I have used a machine translator (e.g., DeepL) in a paper, must I give credit to the machine translator? What if the translation needs to be edited?</p> Tue, 02 Mar 2021 14:20:00 GMT https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/qanda/data/faq/topics/ManuscriptPreparation/faq0217.html Q. What is the proper spacing BETWEEN paragraphs? Is it the “space” connected with the font size? <p class="Q"><span class="Q_label">Q.</span> What is the proper spacing BETWEEN paragraphs? Is it the &ldquo;space&rdquo; connected with the font size?</p> Tue, 02 Mar 2021 14:17:29 GMT