When it is necessary to include a word or two not in an equation withing the Nemeth switches to avoid excessive switches are contractions allowed? I thought I heard a trainer say we cannot use contractions within the switches. Please verify. Thanks.
The "Guidance for Transcription Using the Nemeth Code within UEB Contexts" provides the "single-word switch indicator" for instances in which A SINGLE WORD appears between two math expressions. A word that is preceded by the single-word switch indicator should be transcribed according to the Rules of Unified English Braille, which may include contractions.
Again, the single-word switch indicator allows ONE non-mathematical word to appear between pieces of technical material within Nemeth switch indicators, and that one non-mathematical word could include contractions.
Any word that is part of a mathematical expression cannot include contractions. Any series of two or more non-mathematical/narrative words that occurs between mathematical expressions must be preceded by a Nemeth Code terminator and followed by an Opening Nemeth Code indicator.