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    We are transcribing this Spanish literature book totally in uncontracted braille.  There are many footnotes throughout the text.  We are using the superscript indicator before the number that follows the word indicated.

    In the note at the bottom of the print page, print raises the number of the note BEFORE the word referred to above.   Should we superscript this number?   I'm attaching a copy of a sample page.  We feel we should just enter the number of the note, then the word and meaning?

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    Thank you for attaching the print sample. I would recommend following print and retaining the superscript position. See Samples 13-8 and 16-6 in BF2016 which demonstrate that the superscript position of the reference mark is indicated in both the text and preceding the note because print shows it as superscript in both places.

    Are you familiar with the formatting for gloss notes such as these which introduce new foreign language vocabulary  (BF2016 section 16.6 Gloss Notes in Foreign Language Texts)? In foreign language materials, such notes are placed on the braille line following the words they explain, starting in cell 7 with runovers in cell 5. The foreign language article in the Spring 2018 Bulletin covers gloss notes in more detail.

    Please let me know if you would like clarification on gloss notes or have any other questions.


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