Punctuation after fill-in blank line

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    Chris Clemens

    I have a multiple choice problem to braille where the last word in the problem is a blank to be filled in. I saw in Rule 13 I believe that the blank line with the question mark above it can be replaced in braille with the double dash.

    What I wondered about is the punctuation to end the sentence. Can I just put a period after the double dash, or do I need a punctuation indicator before the period (since the type of answer that will go on the blank line is a numeric answer).

    I will attach the problem here. Thanks so much for your help.

    Lindy Walton

    Omission rules are covered in Rule X of the Nemeth Code. Section 57 states that a question mark with a dash beneath it is to be transcribed as a general omission symbol (dots 123456). The answer to your punctuation question can be found in Rule VI, Sec.37.iv. In your example, it is clear that the context is mathematical, therefore a punctuation indicator is required before the ending period.
    --Lindy Walton (Committee Member)

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