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    james.hendrix
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    There is some confusion regarding the placement of Nemeth Code Switch indicators at <u>Print page</u> turns.

    <u>Nemeth Rule 2.5.3</u> Switch Indicators at Page Turns: “Keep the opening switch indicator on the same <u>braille page</u> as the mathematical material to which it applies.

    However, <u>Nemeth Rule 4.7</u> (the last bulleted item) states:” … place each switch indicator on the <u>same page </u>as the mathematical material to which it applies.

    Please view the folowing graphic page.

    Question: Should the opening Nemeth Code indicator remain as is, or should it be moved to the <u>print page (816)</u> to which the mathematical material it applies to and where the Closing Nemeth Code indicator is located?

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    #33887

    kdejute
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    Thank you for your question and for your patience as we discussed the following response.
    First, #11 under the heading Additional Guidelines in the Guidance for Transcription Using Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts says, “The opening Nemeth Code indicator and the Nemeth Code terminator should be placed on the same page with part of the expression to which they apply.” Please take this to mean that the opening Nemeth Code indicator should not be the last thing on a print page. (Neither should it be the last thing on a braille page, but that is not what we’re addressing here.)
    Second, please note that both sections quoted in your question deal with braille page breaks, while the actual question and illuminating example deal with a print page break within a braille page.
    Last, but not least, the section references and related quotations in your question are from the Provisional Instruction Manual on Nemeth Code, which is not a rule book. The Instruction Manual is based on: the Nemeth Code, its updates, and the Guidance mentioned above.
    Thank you again for your thoughtful question. It will help to make the Guidance for Transcription Using Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts more complete and precise.

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by  kdejute. Reason: Inaccurate response, awaiting correction
    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by  kdejute. Reason: Response updated following committee discussion
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