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Braille Formats is a code and should be followed as closely as possible. This allows for the fact that students often get books from multiple sources and we want the formatting to be as consistent as possible - regardless of who transcribes it.
Yes, even a simple pronunciation key must be transposed into a volume where there are pronunciations. If there are no pronunciations in the volume (and since there are no diacritics in this key, it is possible that there are no pronunciations in other volumes) than there is no reason to transpose the pronunciation key.
The Instruction Manual is an excellent document, but it is not a code. Braille Formats is a code and should always have precedence over the instruction manual. If you have people working toward their certifications, the instruction manual is probably the best source for that one document 🙂
CindiDecember 29, 2016 at 6:34 pm in reply to: Side-by-side English/Spanish Glossary with Samples #27987
Continuing our discussion: It is preferable that the drawings shown as samples be aligned to the left on the braille page rather than in the displayed position. Text samples would be placed in the displayed position.December 28, 2016 at 12:55 pm in reply to: Side-by-side English/Spanish Glossary with Samples #27979
I asked to see a page of your glossary so that I would know we are both talking about the same thing. Braille Formats 2016 does not change the rules for glossaries with samples. Your formatting looks acceptable. I'm checking with the tactile graphics committee on the placement of the drawings that make up samples in your transcription.December 26, 2016 at 8:56 am in reply to: Side-by-side English/Spanish Glossary with Samples #27948
Could you send an image of what your glossary with samples looks like? (requesting for Cindi L)April 18, 2016 at 8:22 pm in reply to: Copyright and Registered Trademark symbol on Special Symbols page #26718
Cindi says that registered and trademark will need to be listed, but not copyright.
You can use the grade 1 passage indicator when there are commas between the text. According to section 5.4 the grade one passage is terminated by the grade 1 terminator. It also shows an example of a series of letter/number combinations separated by semicolons, and using the grade one passage indicator, terminated after the series with the grade 1 terminator.
Thank you for your question. I apologize for my delay in responding.
Please see the Addendum to The Nemeth Code for Mathematics and Science Notation 1972 Revision, 2007 Update Clarification Addendum, available here: [url=http://brailleauthority.org/updates07addendum/clarificationaddendum07.pdf]link[/url]
At the end of the document linked above, there is an example that I believe directly addresses your first concern. And I believe the example indicates that the vertical line you're asking about (which seems to indicate conditional probability ([url=http://www.rapidtables.com/math/symbols/Statistical_Symbols.htm]link[/url])) means "given" and should be treated as a sign of comparison. So, you should leave a space before and after the vertical bar, and letter signs are not need for A or B.
Thank you so much for your guidance.
There are barred and script letters in the same equation, so I definitely can't use script for my barred letters.
There are no barred letters in the same chapter as bold letters. That is, a chapter has bold vector letters or barred set letters, but no chapter has both bold and barred letters.
So, I think I'll use bold to represent barred letters.
I'll include a transcribers note in each volume explaining the use of bold in that volume.
Thanks for asking around, Katrina
Yes, that is correct. You may use the shortform for "about" within a longer word, as given in the shortform list, when the longer word is standing alone. Section 10.9.2
The numeric indicator not only initiates numeric mode, it also initiates grade one mode. When grade one mode is initiated by a numeric indicator it is terminated by a space, hyphen, dash, or a grade one terminator (dots 56, 3). In the example under discussion, there is no space, hyphen, or dash after the number. If the grade one terminator is inserted following the number, the ou contraction may be used in yourself. The shortform for yourself can only be used when the word is standing alone.
Thanks so much! I had no idea this site existed so thanks for cluing me on that too! You've helped me a great deal!