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    We have a few questions about UEB and Braille Formats.

    1. Braille Formats 16.2.2b States list all reference marks used, along with the print symbols they represent, on the Special Symbols. If we have 1-50 superscripted numbers for endnotes how do we list this on Special Symbols Page? 9#a or just the superscript indicator alone covers all numbers (1-50)?
    2. In the Instructional Manual for Braille Transcribing 20.8 it states that the transcriber should correct obvious errors. Braille Formats states transcriber does not edit text. Which is correct?
    3. If we have a web address that will fit on one line but there is a half of braille line available. Do we divide it between two lines or bring it down to following line?
    4. According to UEB code 10.12.1 Preferably, when it is known, or can be determined from the text or by reference to a standard dictionary, that letters within an abbreviation or acronym that would make up a contraction are pronounced separately as letters, do not use the contraction. In case of doubt, use the contraction. UEB code 10.12.3 states Use contractions in computer material, such as email addresses, web sites, URLs, and filenames when it is embedded in regular text. The web address is: www4ssec4si4$u_/,,/cms

    and STCMS is the abbreviation. Should it still be uncontracted?

    1. BF 20.2.1c says to divide syllabified words that do not fit on one braille line at a syllable break. Is a line continuation indicator (dot 5) required when dividing pronunciations that won’t fit on one braille line? (such as dividing long numerals and electronic addresses)
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    1.  The superscript indicator is all that is needed if you have numbered footnotes.
    2. Braille Formats is a good as the literary course is, it is not a code.  If there are differences, Braille Formats would take precedence.
    3. It is best to not divide web addresses if they will fit on one braille line; less divisions is better - so if you do have to split a web address, try to keep it to as few lines as possible.
    4. Yes, it should be uncontracted.  Letter sequences within a web address should, as often as is possible and still follow the rules, be in the form that the reader would most recognize it.  Sometimes it's not possible due to rule about contractions.
    5. Long numerals and electronic address are not pronunciations so I'm not sure how they apply to this.  If you have to split a pronunciation (and that would have to be a pretty long word) you do not use a dot 5 to show that it is continued.


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