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  • #27144
    Lynnette
    Spectator

    Is there a list of special symbols that must be listed on the special symbols page if used within the volume?

    #27145
    claurent
    Moderator

    Yes.

    The following symbols are required on the Special Symbols page if they are used within a braille volume. Each symbol is preceded by the Dot locator for "mention" which is the first symbol in the list.

    Dot locator(s)

    Arrow symbols (11.6)

    Line mode indicators (16.2, 16.3)

    Shapes (11.7)

    Grouping indicators [braille grouping indicators, parentheses, braces, brackets, angle brackets] (7)

    Typeform indicators (9)

    Foreign language symbols (12)

    Music symbols (3.18)

    Modified letter indicators (4)

    Shape indicators (11.7)

    Math symbols (3.17, 3.24, 6, 11)

    Currency symbols (3.10)

    Ratio (3.17)

    Proportion (3.17)

    Prime (3.11, 3.15)

    Double prime (3.11, 3.15)

    Minutes (3.11)

    Feet (3.15)

    At sign (3.7)

    Tilde (3.25)

    Trademark and Registered Trademark (3.8)

    Code Switch indicators (14)

     

    The following symbols are new with the approval of UEB.  These symbols may be included on the Special Symbols list, but are not required.

     

    Ellipsis

    Opening transcriber's note indicator

    Closing transcriber's note indicator

    Percent sign

    Low line (underscore)

    Grade 1 symbol indicator (new terminology, same symbol)

    Single closing quotation mark

    Capitalized passage indicator

    Capitals mode terminator

    Dash

    Period, dot or decimal (6) [Only when used as a dot or decimal]

     

     

    #27146
    Lynnette
    Spectator

    Thank you, the new students will be very greatful.

    Lynnette

    #27156
    togilby
    Participant

    Lesson 19 of the Instruction Manual for Braille Transcribing – UEB Edition, 2015 has a very informative section on special symbols and the special symbols page. I have found the explanation of "braille order" invaluable!

    https://nfb.org/images/nfb/documents/pdf/lesson19.pdf

     

    #27198
    sshreck
    Participant

    Cindy is the Required Special Symbols list you posted on July 4th in Braille Order?

    Ex: Dot Locator

    Arrow Symbol

    Line mode indicators ....

    #27202
    claurent
    Moderator

    Sorry for the delay in responding...I was on vacation 🙂

    No, the list posted above is not in braille order.

    Cindi

    #27204
    sshreck
    Participant

    Thanks Cindi.

    #28105
    rsherwood12
    Participant

    Hi Cindi,

    Just to confirm: we no longer need to list top and bottom box lines, copyright symbol, forward slash, crosshatch, bullet or the ampersand? I see that many of the general symbols and indicators in section 3 of Rules of UEB are not included in your list (such as the ampersand, asterisk, daggers, bullet, caret, copyright...) Are these just considered common enough now?

    Would the note separation line be listed, or just the line mode indicators?

    If the closing single quotation mark is listed, would the opening single quotation mark be listed as well?

    Thanks!
    Rebecca

    #28109
    claurent
    Moderator

    Box lines are no longer required.  Nor are the copyright, forward slash, ampersand, crosshatch or bullet.

    The dagger and asterisk are most often used as reference notes so they would be required (that's where they are grouped in my list 🙂 ).

    The note separation line does not need to be listed...nor do the line mode indicators for it.

    Yes, if the closing single quotation is listed, I would list the opening one as well.

    Cindi

     

    #28133
    rsherwood12
    Participant

    Thank you Cindi!

     

    Rebecca 🙂

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