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Thank you, Cindi. That lays my confusion to rest.
The thing you have to look at is whether or not the small caps is emphasizing something in particular...and do you need to set that text off in some way in braille...if you do, what's the best way to do that.
If it's a heading and the initial letter is capitalized, a single cap is probably ok. In the example you mention the Star-Spangled Banner. That's a title and requires emphasis. The drill is using the capital word indicator to show the emphasis (it's distinguished from "regular" text that way). Same with Blue Boy on page 15-8.
#11 of drill 36 is a person's name. Using a single cap distinguishes the name from the rest of the text so full caps isn't required. As for the exercise sentences, I am unable to find the simbraille answers for those questions listed...are emphasis indicators used on the titles/names? If that is the case, then both emphasis and the capital word/passage indicators are not required.
In all things, it's going to be a matter of consistency. If small caps needs to be different that other fully capitalized words, then use a transcriber-defined typeform indicator to show the small caps...and then be consistent throughout your transcription.
Hope that helps. If you need more specific help regarding the NLS lessons, I would suggest you contact Jennifer Dunnam at NFB. Remember that the NLS document is new and they are still working out the kinks!
Thanks Cindi, that makes sense.
Sorry for the delay in responding - I missed this post somehow.
I would say yes.
The rules for 'ance' say to use the final-letter groupsign when the letters it represents follow a letter, a contraction, a modified letter or a ligatured letter unless other rules limit its use...I could not find any rules that limit its use. On page 123, there is an example of the name Frances - and the 'ance' is used there.
This is a good question. Technically, none of them do. However, there needs to be distinction between the continuation indicators and the roman numerals. The suggested practice is to put the grade 1 indicator between the lettered continuation indicator and roman numeral.
Thank you, Cindi. I will note those changes that you mentioned.
I have a question to add. how do we terminate the keyed label? BF 16.9.1h states:
“A spaced termination indicator follows the completion of the labeled passage.”
EBAE uses dots 6,3 to terminate everything; underlining, single letter emphasis, colored typeforms, highlighting, etc.
UEB usually adds a dot 3 to the symbol to terminate the effect of the symbol. Do we add a dot 3 to the keyed label to terminate the label, that way if there is more than 1 label we can terminate them in the order they need to be? Otherwise are we to throw a 6,3 in and let the reader figure out what label was terminated?
EXAMPLE: [simbraille].#?ma[/simbraille] This is an example of marginal material. [simbraille].#?ma'[/simbraille]
I know we are not supposed to create our own symbols, however, sometimes you must think of what might aid the student in understanding what is effected and where it ends (in order).
Thank youJuly 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm in reply to: Typeform and punctuation, italic passage indicator #22798
If the punctuation is included in the emphasis, the terminator should follow the punctuation. If it is not included in the emphasis, the terminator should precede the punctuation. If you can't tell if the punctuation is included in the emphasis, put the terminator after the punctuation for better readability.
No, the word 'tens' in this example is part of the math and does not need the switch indicator. It is, of course, uncontracted as it is next to an equal sign.
Yes, you can use contractions in email addresses. You do need to be aware of the rules governing the contractions in question...and there will be times contractions shouldn't be used. For instance, if numeric mode has been initiated, that also initiates grade one mode which means no contractions unless grade one mode is terminated.
In the examples you sent, the "for" "in" and "ed" contractions may be used.
Seattle! lineage! likeable!
I would say that the prime qualifies as a nonalphabetic symbol and, according to UEB 8.4.2, that would terminate the capitalized word indicator.
Sorry for the delay in responding.
While I, personally, agree with you, you will notice that the word likeable uses the ea contraction...so I think they are correct according to UEB rules.
One more question about this, if I may!
In the expression AA'BB'CC', I will use the capital word indicator before the first A. Does the prime sign terminate the capital indicator, therefore requiring me to repeat the cap word indicator after each prime symbol?