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Underline and Descender[edit]

How is underlined text with descenders typographically handled best?--Hhielscher 15:55, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Underline redirect[edit]

Why doesn't underline itself ("_") redirect here? Due to technical restrictions? -- (talk) 14:41, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Technical a restriction I think, though otherwise it probably should redirect to Underscore instead. Space and underscore characters are treated equivalent, and they are stripped from the beginning and end of page names. See WP:Page name#Invalid page names. This “_” URL says “Bad title”, and this [[_]] wiki link is ignored. Vadmium (talk) 03:45, 6 April 2011 (UTC).

what about (talk) 02:49, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Double underline[edit]

Double underline (equivalent to bold underline) has a specific meaning in accounting, but I can't find a good source for this or a list of rules. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fulldecent (talkcontribs) 14:52, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

"Plain Text"[edit]

How is Unicode text differentiated from "plain text" here. Maybe it should be noted that "plain text" which is encoded in ASCII does not support underlining (talk) 08:32, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Linking %CC%B2 to here[edit]

In the [Combining_diacritic Combining diacritic article Unicode char table is a link from %CC%B2 (U+0332) to nowhere, it should be linked to this article I suppose. (talk) 08:40, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Use for text skimming[edit]

In large blocks of text you would normally have to read a sentence to know what its talking about. If you underline you need only read the underlined material which highlights the subject of the paragraph. This lets you get though large amounts of material quickly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Charlieb000 (talkcontribs) 21:53, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Adding a bit on this. Basically, for historical reasons (printing has used italics for this for centuries) printing and book people think of underlining as a big no-no in printed text and that idea has carried over to computers (maybe because it stands out a bit too much). See this manual of legal writing which calls it 'a look mostly as­so­ci­ated with su­per­mar­ket tabloids'...) Wikipedia's own manual of style goes so far as to say text should never be underlined at all! Blythwood (talk) 01:37, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

American English[edit]

I am marking this article as using American English because the original version ] used American English and there is no consensus expressed on this talk page to make a change. Jc3s5h (talk) 13:58, 13 July 2015 (UTC)