In a Nemeth/UEB transcription, if a multiple choice list has some items in Nemeth Code and some items that would be transcribed in UEB code, is there a preferred method for how to place the opening and closing nemeth indicators in order to be consistent? I am also wondering if the itemized letters A-E need to be in all Nemeth or all UEB, or if they can be mixed according to the code used to transcribe each answer choice.
Thank you for the question. If in a transcription using Nemeth within UEB, you have a series of multiple choice items and not all of them need to be transcribed in Nemeth Code, then the item identifiers should all be transcribed in UEB, and only the material that needs to be in Nemeth Code should be enclosed in Nemeth Code switch indicators.
[The point of the provision for transcribing item identifiers (e.g. problem numbers, answer choice letters, etc.) in Nemeth Code is to reduce the number of switch indicators used when a series of items all should be in Nemeth Code. In the example you shared, the number of switch indicators required would be the same whether the identifiers were in UEB or in Nemeth, and there is no reason for them to be in Nemeth Code.]
A .BRF of the print sample you shared is attached.