Braille Formats 2016 Pre-Pub 1.16.3 indicates “Foreign language words or phrases within an English
language paragraph are contracted …” (see Example 1-18 in that section). Does this take precedence over Rules of UEB 13.2.1 which states “… do not use contractions in words, phrases or passages which are regarded as foreign …”? (See the first example in that section.)
Yes it does. BF 1.16.3 provides the appropriate braille authority policy and guideline in place in the US to disregard UEB 13.2.1. I suggest you place a bold statement in your UEB manual as all of the examples in UEB 13.2.1 need to be interpreted in light of the NOTE being in effect.