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    A smiling face emoticon appears in a text message within a literary braille book. In print, it is colon, hyphen, right parenthesis. How is this handled in braille?

    Last line on page 127 attached. Thanks.
    edited by maureencass on 1/31/2013

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    Chris Clemens

    It could be important how it is being used. Would it be possible to attach a copy of the page?


    I've attached a pdf of the page to my original post. Emoticon is on the last print line.


    Thank you. The example makes a lot of difference. It helps to get the whole picture.
    I think this will be best explained by looking at Example 1-1 in Formats 2011 page 1-3


    Thanks for your help.


    Saralyn, as this is a literary question, I would also refer you to Rule VIII.31.f in EBAE ... [ The appropriate word should be substituted for any special symbol for which no provision
    has been made in this code such as "happy face" for " " ]

    (In between last quotation marks there should be a picture of a smiley face)


    Yes, you are correct, this is a Literary question, but we now have to use Formats Guidelines for some Literary Issues.
    Since the two sources differ in how to handle this situation, it's important to keep in mind how the emoticon is being used.
    If this were a picture of a happy face, ok, no problem, the EBAE reference would be fine.
    However, after looking at the print example, the text is clearly using typed characters to represent the happy face, it is an emoticon not a picture. In the age of texting and emoticons, and with the new thought process to follow print, I still believe that Formats has the best example of how to handle this situation.
    edited by SBorboa on 2/19/2013

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