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Braille in any foreign language that is transcribed in the United States must be done according to the NBA Interim Manual for Foreign Language Braille Transcribing, as previously explained. It is not acceptable to use uncontracted braille with the dot 4 accent indicator when transcribing material in a foreign language.
Is this transcription being done in the United States? If so, it must be done according to these rules. The dot 4 accent is used ONLY for occasional foreign language words that occur in ENGLISH text. It is not appropriate, acceptable, or of any real service to a braille reader if foreign language material is transcribed in that manner.