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The titles of most Wikipedia articles aren't italic (example article). But some are (example).

Making the title of a Wikipedia article italic isn't trivial and there is a special Wikipedia article about how the make a Wikipedia article's title italic but I wasn't able to find out why some Wikipedia articles' titles are italic. So why are they? What does it indicate?

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This template is used to help facilitate the Wikipedia Manual of Style, which lists a lot of different circumstances where Italics need to be used.

Also found on the guidance on Article titles:

Use italics when italics would be used in running text; for example, taxonomic names, the names of ships, the titles of books, films, and other creative works, and foreign phrases are italicized both in ordinary text and in article titles.

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