[access-uk] Re: Braille readers, did you know?

Hi Angel,

Yes the word Lord is unaffected in any way, even as a whole word it is Dot 5
L, so the original post was incorrect in saying that Dot 5 L had gone.

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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Angel
Sent: 28 April 2007 22:23
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Braille readers, did you know?

I am not British so I wouldn't know about this, but, isn't  the house of 
lords written dot five ls.  If it is why isn't lords spelled out.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Graham Page" <gpage@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 1:48 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Braille readers, did you know?


> having braille signs relating to words in a specific way is clearly 
> outdated
> and frankly wrong.  Technically at least I don't think for example that 
> dot
> 5 l can be used in landlord.  Braille should not be shaped by religious
> values.  If people have a particular religious belief that is fine as we 
> all
> have the right to believe in what we want but that should not affect the
> rules of something like Braille which is intended for use irrespective of
> religious persuasion.
>
> Cheers
>
> Graham
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Peter Beasley" <p.beasley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 4:37 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Braille readers, did you know?
>
>
> No it wasn't specific.  For instance, you could use dot5 c in the name
> Christine.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Angel" <Angel238@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 4:27 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Braille readers, did you know?
>
>
> I hadn't thought of that about the Christ sign, though if that word 
> appears
> in another faith's religious context couldn't the sign be used?  I think
> what I meant is it is not faith specific.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 3:05 AM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Braille readers, did you know?
>
>
>> Hi Angel,
>>
>> I don't think all of them encompass all faiths, for example Christ is
>> definitely Christian.  For my part, I am glad they are gone.  We are the
>> only country that used them in terms of Braille, so it didn't make any
>> sense.  Mind you, I hate Grade 2 anyway, it is so ambiguous, and gives
>> people writing translation software a big headache.
>>
>> All the best
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
>> Of
>> Angel
>> Sent: 28 April 2007 06:49
>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Braille readers, did you know?
>>
>> I always wondered whatever happened to those signs.  I didn't know they
>> had
>> been scrapped.  As they encompass all faiths I don't think they ought to
>> have been.
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Christine Weetman" <goatmum@xxxxxxx>
>> To: <"Undisclosed-Recipient:;"@freelists.org>
>> Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 9:42 AM
>> Subject: [access-uk] Braille readers, did you know?
>>
>>
>>> Hi all, I have just heard of some Important braille signs which I always
>>> used have been scrapped, What Is this world coming to?  They are all
>>> religious signs we can't use, has this been done so as "Not to Offend"
>>> the
>>
>>> non-Christians?  I doube for a mark of respect, what do you think? Did
>>> you
>>
>>> know and would you still use them in your personal writings?
>>> The nine religious contractions which should never have been scrapped
>>> are:
>>>
>>> 1.   Dot five C for Christ.
>>> 2.   F T H sign for faith.
>>> 3.   G L for glory.
>>> 4.   Dot five G for God.
>>> 5.   G R for grace.
>>> 6.   H L for holy.
>>> 7.   Dot five J for Jesus.
>>> 8.   S T H sign for saith.
>>> 9.   Dots four-five-six u for unto.
>>>
>>> So what are we going to reuse these signs for now?
>>>
>>> Yours, disgusted, Christine W.
>>>
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