Prime symbols in non-mathematical context Home › Forums › Unified English Braille Literary › Prime symbols in non-mathematical context This topic has 6 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 5 years, 11 months ago by claurent. Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total) Author Posts May 11, 2015 at 12:05 pm #11779 KathleenModerator Good afternoon! I am working on a textbook in which musical sections are described with capital letters with prime and double prime symbols. For example, the form of a piece is described in print as AA'A'' or AA'BB'A'' Is there a proper UEB prime symbol that can be doubled?Thanks,Kathleen May 11, 2015 at 12:09 pm #22742 KathleenModerator UEB has symbols for prime and double prime. See Section 3.11 and 3.15. The prime symbols is dots 2356 and the double prime is 2356, 2356. Cindi May 11, 2015 at 1:41 pm #22743 KathleenModerator Thanks, Cindi! June 2, 2015 at 3:44 pm #22744 KathleenModerator Quick follow up question-is a grade 1 indicator necessary in an expression such as the ones I listed? Thanks! June 2, 2015 at 10:32 pm #22745 claurentModerator The grade 1 indicator would only be required if the letter is standing alone. With the prime attached, they are no longer standing alone...so no, a grade 1 indicator would not be required. Cindi June 11, 2015 at 11:05 am #22746 claurentModerator One more question about this, if I may! In the expression AA'BB'CC', I will use the capital word indicator before the first A. Does the prime sign terminate the capital indicator, therefore requiring me to repeat the cap word indicator after each prime symbol? Thanks Cindi! June 12, 2015 at 1:38 pm #22747 claurentModerator I would say that the prime qualifies as a nonalphabetic symbol and, according to UEB 8.4.2, that would terminate the capitalized word indicator. Cindi Author Posts Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total) Everyone is free to read the forums, but only current NBA members can post. Become a member today. Click here to Login and return.