The current guidelines say that the single word switch indicator can be used for a word or hyphenated word within Nemeth Code. Am I correct in interpreting that to mean the symbols sequence "and/or" does not qualify for using that indicator? The student who posed this question to me did not have a specific example, rather just thought of the possibility of something like this.
Thank you for passing along this question, Shelley. Your interpretation is correct; the BANA Nemeth Code Technical Committee does NOT consider the symbols-sequence "and/or" to be a single word, so it could not be preceded by the Nemeth Code single-word switch indicator.
If "and/or" occured between two pieces of mathematical material, Nemeth Code would have to be terminated before "and/or".
Please do post again if you have follow-up concerns or questions.