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- (appended to a font or volume name) Language support; includes all necessary accents and characters for Icelandic/Faroese.
- A (mostly) slanted type style which takes its basic shapes from a stylised form of handwriting, and is usually narrower than its roman counterpart. Italics are commonly used for emphasis in text. They are primarily found in serif designs, while obliques originally were associated with sans serifs.
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