foreignphrase — A word or phrase in a language other than the primary language of the document



The ForeignPhrase element can be used to markup the text of a foreign word or phrase. “Foreign” in this context means that it is a language other than the primary language of the document and is not intended to be pejorative in any way.

Processing expectations

ForeignPhrases are often given special typographic treatment, such as italics.


The following elements occur in foreignphrase: text, abbrev, acronym, anchor, application, author, biblioref, citation, citebiblioid, citerefentry, citetitle, coref, database, date, editor, emphasis (db.emphasis), firstterm, footnote, footnoteref, foreignphrase, glossterm, hardware, indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, link, olink, orgname, personname, phrase (db.phrase), productname, productnumber, quote, subscript, superscript, trademark, wordasword, xref.

See Also

abbrev, acronym, emphasis, phrase, quote, wordasword


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<title>Example foreignphrase</title>

<para>Like so many others, it became a <foreignphrase>de facto</foreignphrase>


Like so many others, it became a de facto standard.


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