# Italics for underlining?

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Chris Clemens
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I am just getting back into nemeth transcribing and have a question regarding underlining.

EXAMPLE QUESTION:
Write the place of each underlined digit. Then write its value.
1. 4,559 (the 4 is underlined in print)
2. 55,303 (the first three after the comma is underlined in print)
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In this case, would I use italics for the underlined number and then repeat the number indicator, just as we do when the number is italicized?
The only other option I see to use is the 5 step rule, but nothing is being modified here, is it? I am not a mathmatician!

#20886
Chris Clemens
Keymaster

I just looked in the old forum and found a couple of posts that addressed this issue. I see that the 5-step method is the correct way to handle underlined numbers, according to the code.

#20888
Chris Clemens
Keymaster

What is the 5-step method?
Thanks,
Susan

#20887
Chris Clemens
Keymaster

I am referring to the Five-Step Rule for Transcribing Modified Expressions. You can find it in the "Nemeth Braille Code For Mathematics". Rule XIV (p. 99). I also like to refer the the lesson book "An Introduction to Braille Mathematics". Lesson 11 (p. 187) expains it very clearly and has some good examples.

#20889
betty.marshall
Participant

Good work! Our best friend and constant companion when transcribing should be our code books. I love it when people dig a little deeper and find solutions for their questions! The Five-Step Rule is indeed the direction in which I would have pointed you.

Betty

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