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  • #11757

    rsherwood12
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    Hello!
    I have an exercise in a Spanish book (page attached) where two groups of words are separated by a spaced colon, indicating that the words on either side are to form separate sentences in the answer. Although this is not a dictionary, would it be appropriate to use the symbolic colon .3 here? I couldn’t find anything about spaced colons in the Interim Manual.

    Thanks,
    Rebecca

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    #22701

    rsherwood12
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    Thank you very much for including the extremely helpful print example. I have a couple of points to clarify with you first, so I can provide the most appropriate suggestion–

    Can I assume that UEB is not an issue here–that this is being transcribed under current rules and guidelines and NOT UEB?

    Is this the only use for this spaced colon in the volume–just in these exercises? If there are other usages in the volume, what are they?

    I’ll appreciate those answers and then I’ll know which suggestion to offer.

    –Joanna

    #22702

    rsherwood12
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    You are correct. This is being transcribed with EBAE and BF 2011.

    This one exercise is the only use of the spaced colon in the volume.

    Thanks,
    Rebecca

    #22699

    joannavenneri
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    Perfect! That makes things fairly simple.

    I agree with your solution–use the symbolic colon given in Formats. Somewhere in the Interim Manual is a statement that says to follow the current Formats for formatting not covered in the manual. I would do that here. So list this in Special Symbols with the name given in Formats. I would also add a very brief explanation of use, such as the one you gave in your original post, perhaps something like Symbolic colon. Indicates separation of words into two sentences. Feel free to use your choice of wording.

    And when the reader sees how this is used, he/she will get the idea. No need to comment about the spacing–just follow print for spacing. With the symbol identified and explained, the reader will discern the spacing from actually doing the reading.

    –Joanna

    #22700

    joannavenneri
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    Thanks, Joanna!

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