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    I am currently brailling a English textbook teaching Spanish. I have gloss notes with superscripts attached to my Spanish words. For example, poder15 with the 15 in superscript position. The word poder will be uncontracted. I know that the Spanish word is in grade 1 already. Do I need a grade 1 indicator before the superscript? I am now second guessing because there are words that are in English and are contracted. Thanks CindyH

    Patrick Janson
    Hi Cindi!
    A grade 1 indicator is not necessary because the foreign language is in grade 1, uncontracted braille as you mentioned. It should be clear to the reader that they are in uncontracted braille if the foreign words are distinguished either with a typeform indicator or the text specifically identifies the material as foreign, etc. It does not matter that the surrounding English words are in contracted braille. If there were superscript symbols after any English words, they would require the grade 1 symbol indicator. The use or non-use of the g1 symbol indicator is determined by the word to which it applies.
    Patrick, Foreign Language Chair
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