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I've run into a situation where I wonder if we have been brailling it correctly. In Nemeth Rule V §32d it is stated "When a type-form indicator is used with numerals only, it is effective until terminated by a space, a numeric indicator, or any non-numeric symbol.”

This is where my quandary lies. Does an operation sign qualify as a non-numeric symbol?

Here is an example from one of my books:
33●2 = 18

Here are the two ways we see to braille it:
.#3*.#3*#2 .k #18 or
.#3*3*#2 .k #18

Now if the rule is interpreted as the operation sign being a non-numeric symbol would it be brailled as follows:
.#3*.#3*2 .k #18

Please give us any guidance you feel is appropriate to understand the proper way to emphasize this example.

Thanks!

#21751

Rule II defines and lists numeric signs and symbols. An operation sign is not a numeric symbol. Your third transcription is correct -- each italicized numeral requires an italic indicator and a numeric indicator. The numeral 2 does not need a numeric indicator since it is unspaced from the preceding operation sign.

#21753

Hello!
I have a question related to this previous post. I have an equation below:

(4 x 5/8)+2 = ____

The 4 and the 5/8 is in bold print above. 5/8 is a fraction with the numerator on top of the denominator. How would you present the bold indicator with the fraction?
Thanks,
Susan

#21752

First, you need to determine if it is necessary to retain the boldface. Read the accompanying text -- is the non-regular type really necessary for the understanding of the problem or sample? If you decide that it is needed, then I would explain in a transcriber's note. Something like "Numerals 4 and 5/8 are printed in boldface type."

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