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  • #11209
    Kathleen
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    Is there a braille symbol for the German ess-zett (double s)?
    Thanks!
    Kathleen

    #21658
    Kathleen
    Moderator

    Do you have the NBA Interim Manual for Foreign Language Braille Transcription? See Section 14.8a. [simbraille]![/simbraille]

    --Joanna

    #21659
    Kathleen
    Moderator

    Ooh! I don't have that resource. Thanks for the lead. (In the meantime... do you know the symbol?) 🙂

    #21653
    joannavenneri
    Participant

    The symbol is in the post. Didn't you see it? Dots 2346. What are you transcribing? Is this a German foreign language book for someone taking a course? Somthing else? These'a lot to be aware of in foreign language braille besides a few symbols.

    The Interim Manual is a must-have for foreign language transcribing. It is available for a small charge to NBA members. Inquire at the NBA office.

    Let us know if we can be of further assistance.

    --Joanna

    #21654
    joannavenneri
    Participant

    Thanks so much - the symbol did not come through in the post. (I've just placed an order for the manual.) I'm working on an opera score with German text. For some reason, the EBAE only lists the vowels with umlauts and not the ess-zett. I look forward to getting the manual and learning more! Thanks again!
    Kathleen

    #21655
    joannavenneri
    Participant

    Oh an opera score! You may also want to consult over in our Music Braille forum, especially if you are also transcribing the actual music. They will be glad to help with the music and with issues involving language and incorporating the libretto and other text.

    --Joanna

    #21656
    joannavenneri
    Participant

    I'm way ahead of you! I've checked with Larry and Heidi on a few things already - I'm certified in music braille and having a blast doing full scores! Luckily, this score only has the German without translations - makes a little easier to manage, I think! I've got one coming up that has three languages... that should be fun!

    #21657
    Kathleen
    Moderator

    So very cool! Don't understand why the symbol didn't come through. It's just the "the" symbol. The foreign language manual probably has more than you ever wanted to know about foreign languages, but it does have all the dot assignments for the accented letters in the various languages all in one handy place.

    --Joanna

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