1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
Since I’m at work my nearest book is New Hart’s Rules, which I really ought to refer to more often…
Take into account also the subject’s conventions and the intended readers’ expectations: if in doubt over the degree of assimilation of a particular word, the more cautious policy is to italicize, but in a work written for specialists whose terminology it may be a part of, it may be wiser not to.
Conversely, consistency or context may require words normally romanized in general English to revert to italization (or, as in German, capitalization), to avoid their looking out of place among related but less assimilated foreign words. It is also sometimes important to go on italizing a foreign word, however familiar, where there is an English word with the same spelling, as with Land for a province of Germany or pension for a Continental boarding house.