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Thank you for sending the page. It is very helpful. Those dots are not ditto signs and the ditto sign symbols should NOT be used in the braille. Those dots are ellipses. In foreign language punctuation ellipses are used for more things than is typical in English. In this case, even though the ellipses do indicate repetition of words, the ditto sign is not used because the ditto sign is not used in print either. See the NBA Interim Manual for Foreign Language Braille Transcribing Section 12e(3)(a) which says that a dash, hyphen or special print sign used to indicate repeition of an entire word in a vocabulary is represemted by a spaced braille dash. The ellipses are certainly a special print sign in this case. Use the dash instead.