Typeforms

Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #35221
    Lynnette
    Participant

    When using the script typeform which goes from the text to the attribution, are attributions treated as paragraphs and therefore have the passage indicator or are they treated separately and have the word indicator.

    Lynnette

    #35223
    Dan Gergen
    Moderator

    Hello Lynette,

    Thank you for your question. This seems to be a Braille Formats/Textbook question. We'll try to get you the best answer.

    Can you be more specific? It would be difficult to determine the best advice without seeing the example. Can you provide an image or attachment of the print text?

    #35224
    Lynnette
    Participant

    Here is the sample.  Lynnette

    Attachments:
    You must be logged in to view attached files.
    #35226
    Dan Gergen
    Moderator

    Lynnette,

    Thanks for getting back so quickly. This looks like a brief note or an informal "letter" to someone. The UEB Literary committee consulted with the Braille Formats committee and agree that in this example, the addition of the script typeform applied to the entire text would not add anything for the braille reader and could be ignored. You can refer to Braille Formats §5.3 for the rule.

    The Rules of Unified English Braille §9.9.1 does state that when a typeform passage extends over more than one text element, each element (e.g. paragraphs) is preceded by the typeform passage indicator and the terminator is placed where it ends. The paragraph and the attribution are different text elements. Braille Formats §9.4.1c tells us to retain typeforms that are needed for titles or some other text that requires distinction.  That may not be the case in your example.

    I would ignore the script typeform altogether.

    #35227
    Lynnette
    Participant

    It is a handwritten note from my father attached to a recipe for orange marmalade.  I am going to use it in a workshop because it is hard to find examples of script.

    Lynnette

    #35228
    Dan Gergen
    Moderator

    Lynnette,

    Sometimes, the rules are relaxed for special situations. If the purpose of using the typeform is to draw attention to the handwritten script being studied —as with any other distinct typeface, such as Old English or calligraphy —then in this case according to BF §5.1.2 you would retain the script passage. UEB says you would place a script passage indicator before each text element (the paragraph and the attribution), and the script terminator following the attribution as stated in UEB §9.9.1.

    You are right about the difficulty in finding examples of script text. There are so many print typefaces that represent script (see attached example). In literature, it's usually seen in reference to a hand-written note, like your example.

    Best of luck with your workshop.

    Attachments:
    You must be logged in to view attached files.
Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)

Everyone is free to read the forums, but only current NBA members can post. Become a member today. Click here to Login and return.