segmented numbers in Italian

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    Isabelle
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    Hi,
    I’m transcribing an Italian textbook.
    It shows phone numbers with blank spaces used to separate different segments of the numbers. For example: “Venezia T. 07 998022”
    In the NBA interim manual, it says to insert the braille decimal point instead of the blank spaces in a long number. In the English Braille Edition, there is mention of telephone numbers but nothing about segmented phone numbers.
    What would you suggest since it’s not technically speaking a long number but a phone number. My first idea was to omit the blank space but I want to make sure that I’m not doing something wrong.
    Thanks for the help.
    Isabelle

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    joannavenneri
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    Thanks for the great question. Use the provisions in the Interim Manual because this is an Italian number. Long numbers refers to ANY number, whether a telephone number or not. Since this is a foreign language transcription, the reference to numbers apply to ANY foreign language number. This is because foreign number notation for ANY number, including a phone number, is often different than United States/English. Leave the space after the T. (I believe that’s a period anyway) and insert the decimal and close the space after the 07 as stated in the Interim Manual, because that is the number.

    –Joanna

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