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Example of a Rubric?[edit]

Does anyone have an actual example of a rubric (preferrably online)? Might be worth adding to the article. -- Felix Wiemann 20:05, 16 January 2006 (UTC) Done Johnbod (talk) 00:13, 14 February 2008 (UTC)


I'm proposing that both this badly misnamed article and Rubric (ecclesiastical) should be merged to Rubric - I have moved the disam contents out to Rubric (disambiguation). Issues:

  1. The little text content at Rubric (ecclesiastical) has been merged here. There is really little difference between the concepts, & where there is, both senses are covered here.
  2. The "typographical" name makes little sense; rubrics were a manuscript invention whose use declined when printing came in.
  3. The only other uses are a tiny record label and a modern (US only?) use in education, whose content & titling are disputed at that article. So this article should have the plain rubric title.

Johnbod (talk) 21:18, 13 February 2008 (UTC)


  • As nom Johnbod (talk) 00:14, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Absolutely, makes sense. - PKM (talk) 18:49, 17 February 2008 (UTC)



Why are you telling me this??? I know. Please reread the request. Johnbod (talk) 17:57, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
THanks! Johnbod (talk) 18:04, 22 February 2008 (UTC)


I've added a Kelmscott Press image, but I would like to replace it with a non-ecclesiastical example (probably from The Wood Beyond the World) to show the breadth of usage. - PKM (talk) 20:03, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

For now I have added an external link to some representative Kelmscott pages, also links to Roycroft Press examples and a derivative work. - PKM (talk) 20:45, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
Further, there are more examples of rubrics in art typography at Ashendene Press and Doves Press. Note to self: make a category for rubrics in the Commons and collect these... - PKM (talk) 21:33, 17 February 2008 (UTC)


It would be interesting if we could have a stub on the topic of rubricism, the name given to the liturgical obsession with rubrics. ADM (talk) 04:00, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Red letter day[edit]

I was under the impression that rubric, in the ecclesiastical sense, was also applied to liturgical calendars to indicate saint's days. The saints so added were then said to have been rubricated and this is the origin of the expression Red letter day, from the days so rubricated. Would be nice if we could find a source for that and include it in the article. Cottonshirtτ 09:08, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Vandalism removed IainWallace (talk) 18:01, 20 September 2012 (UTC)