Loanwords or phrases that have been assimilated into and have common use in English, such as praetor, Gestapo, samurai, esprit de corps, e.g., and i.e., do not require italicization.Likewise, musical movement titles, tempo markings, or terms like minuet and trio, are in normal upright font.
Quotation marks may also be used when a whole sentence is mentioned ().
A technical term being introduced is often being mentioned as a word rather than (or in addition to) playing its normal grammatical role; if so, it should be italicized or quoted.
When reproduced for their content, inscriptions that were originally all caps should be transcribed according to standard rules of English capitalization.
Please note, however, that simply undoing caps may result in incorrect orthography; for example, capital V may represent either the consonant v or the vowel u.
These applications of boldface are done in the majority of articles, but are not a requirement.
It will not be helpful in a case where a large number of terms redirect to a single article, e.g. In the following cases, boldface is applied automatically, either by Media Wiki software or by the browser: Citation templates, such as Template:citation, automatically supply all formatting (such as italic, boldface, and quotation marks).
Please use these templates rather than just manually italicizing non-English material.
Use foreign words sparingly; for more information, see Wikipedia: Writing better articles § Use other languages sparingly.
Do not switch back and forth between styles in the same material (e.g., using italics for words as words in one paragraph then quotes in another).
Wikipedia uses italics for phrases in other languages and for isolated foreign words that do not yet have everyday use in non-specialized English.