[bksvol-discuss] Re: Another Question for Braille Readers

Hi John,

I agree, you are right, if there were a properly functioning braille translator, asterisks would be messy looking. However, we have no other recourse right now. If blank lines need to be present, we have no way of getting them into books with the Bookshare tools the way they are. Your suggestions work in an ideal world. We are not working in one, and have had to find ways to get the information to bookshare readers in whatever ways work. Leaving blank lines where they belong will result in their removal.

Mayrie

  At 11:33 PM 5/19/2008, you wrote:
Putting asterisks in place of blank lines will not produce good results
with a proper braille translator. It looks at the styles you use.
Asterisks will simply clutter up the text.

John

On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 10:22:06PM -0700, Grandma Cindy wrote:
> Sounds like a good idea. I'll start doing that. I have been putting asterisks where there is a space between sections, though I've spaced 3 lines and put 3 asterisks in the middle, even assuming that the blanks are eliminated.
>
> Devorah, the discussion was about blank lines after headings, not between paragraphs. Like you, I've stopped putting them there and also stopped creating indented paragraphs if they aren't already there. How much more quickly the validating goes. smile
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> G.Cindy
>
> --- On Mon, 5/19/08, Estelnalissi <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> > At the beginning
> > of the book I put a note to readers between brackets saying
> > a blank line is represented by an asterisk.
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