Julie Sumwalt

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  • in reply to: centering text in Inkscape #38137
    Julie Sumwalt
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    Thank you, everyone!

    I wasn't sure where to post my question--thanks for the direction.

    Julie

    in reply to: braille line spacing #38110
    Julie Sumwalt
    Participant

    Thank you! Very helpful.

    Julie

    in reply to: literary notation in music braille, as shown or UEB? #36282
    Julie Sumwalt
    Participant

    Yes, this helps very much! Thank you!

    Julie

    in reply to: Finding a proofreader #36264
    Julie Sumwalt
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    I am also looking for a proofreader, one who is Nemeth certified, works with a copyholder, and knows the ins and outs of Nemeth within UEB contexts.

    Julie

    in reply to: inkscape #36220
    Julie Sumwalt
    Participant

    Great! Could we talk about it offline? jsumwalt@att.net

    Julie

    in reply to: Table of Contents and Small Caps #33470
    Julie Sumwalt
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    Hi Candace,

    We are to follow print for capitalization, yes. But the use of small caps is not capitalization. Capitals may be used within small caps, but small caps themselves are not capitals.

    Small caps need to be shown where distinction or emphasis is required for the understanding of the text. “Foreword”, etc., are already set apart with a blank line and indention. Further distinction is unnecessary. Nor do these entries need to be emphasized in any way. Therefore, the identification of small caps is not shown. Because of all this, Braille Formats 2016 2.10.8 says to use title case for small caps in a table of contents.

    The example of PT109 in UEB 9.6.1 is showing an abbreviation in small caps. As explained in that text, abbreviations in small caps are generally transcribed with capital indicators. The following example in UEB 9.6.2 is showing an example where distinction is necessary. The heading must be distinguished from the surrounding text. Once it’s decided that distinction or emphasis must be shown, THEN the transcriber should follow print. Italics, boldface, underlining, or script indicators are not options here because print did not use those typeforms. A transcriber-defined typeform indicator must be utilized.

    The forum post from 2010 was pre-UEB and should not be referenced. Also, be careful about treating the lesson manual as a rule book. While it has many useful examples and explanations, it is not a definitive source for transcription. Do follow it for your manuscript submission, however.

    “(cont.)” in the table of contents does not need to be in transcriber’s note indicators because the writers of Braille Formats 2016 decided that the existing parentheses were sufficient. Adding TN indicators would mean five cells of indicators on either side of the abbreviation. See BF2016 2.10.10.

    Braille on,

    Julie

    in reply to: UEB Technical material #33433
    Julie Sumwalt
    Participant

    Hi,

    There is no official symbol for the per mille sign in UEB. UEB Section 3.26.1 says to use a transcriber-defined symbol. Keep in mind that transcriber-defined symbols are used in braille order, not according to frequency or preference.

    Braille on,

    Julie

    in reply to: oo with macron over both #32938
    Julie Sumwalt
    Participant

    Hi Susan,

    I don't know why my request to see the print posted twice....

    UEB 4.2.5 refers to not just any grouping indicators when a modifier applies to more than one letter, but specifically to braille grouping indicators. Indicators of any kind do not exist in print. Braille grouping indicators are not interchangeable with existing print parentheses, brackets, or braces. The parentheses on the outside do not tell the reader that the modifiers apply to more than one letter. You need to show both in your transcription, as shown below. (The quotation marks should be dot 5s.) This same message is repeated in the attachment with the correct simbraille dots.

    "<T@-<OO>-L@-<OO>Z^.B">

    Braille on,

    Julie

     

     

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    in reply to: oo with macron over both #32933
    Julie Sumwalt
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    Hi,

    I need to see the print, please.

    Braille on,

    Julie

    in reply to: oo with macron over both #32932
    Julie Sumwalt
    Participant

    Hi,

    I need to see the print, please.

    Braille on,

    Julie

    in reply to: Fill-in bubble for answer choices #32748
    Julie Sumwalt
    Participant

    Hi,

    You could either omit them or use the circle shape (dots 1246, 123456), remembering to use the grade 1 mode indicator as needed. Either way, use the appropriate nested list pattern pertaining to exercise material for indentions.

    Braille on,

    Julie

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    in reply to: Superscript symbols-sequence #32703
    Julie Sumwalt
    Participant

    Right again! As long as there is no space between the superscripted numbers, you do not need a grade one indicator after the first one.

    FYI, the UEB committee favors the braille grouping indicators approach, though treating each reference number individually is just as valid.

    Braille on,

    Julie

    in reply to: Superscript symbols-sequence #32691
    Julie Sumwalt
    Participant

    Hi Dan,

    You are correct in saying that the superscript indicator would only apply to the first number. You are also correct that this ties in with the concept of an "item." You could treat each superscript number individually, with each number getting its own superscript indicator. Or you could use one set of braille grouping indicators around all the reference numbers at that location, adding grade 1 indicators as needed.

    Braille on,

    Julie

    in reply to: Interpoint literary numbering #32624
    Julie Sumwalt
    Participant

    Hi,

    This question is better suited for the Computer-Assisted Transcription forum. Please repost there to get the help you need. However, I'm familiar with Braille2000, so if you want to contact me off-list, you may. There are a number of clarifications needed before we can help.

    Braille on,

    Julie

    in reply to: Stress and Unstress markings in poetry #32493
    Julie Sumwalt
    Participant

    Again, my sincere apologies for making more work for you! Now I know.

    Julie

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