[bksvol-discuss] Re: Question for Braille Readers

I think that they should be double dashes as that is the standard that 
is to be adhered to in Braille.


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Allison Hilliker" <bookshare_girl@xxxxxxx>
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Sent: Monday, March 24, 2008 5:25 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Question for Braille Readers


Sue, Thanks for the info.  It's good to know how NLS does their 
dashes.  So,
then my next question is, what does everyone prefer?  Should I create 
double
dashes as NLS does, or simply leave things as is?

Either is fine with me as replacing em dashes won't take too much 
time.

Best,
Allison


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "siss52" <siss52@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Monday, March 24, 2008 2:22 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Question for Braille Readers


>
> Hi Allison,
>
> What the National Library Service does in their Braille books is to 
> use
> two
> hyphens or dashes where the em dash would be.  For example, in this
> word--word.  But people have been leaving them as they appear in the 
> book,
> and you are right, they translate to a single hyphen or dash.  So 
> when we
> do
> that, the hyphen or single dash and the em dash look the same.
>
> In Word, when I have a file with em dashes in it, they look like a
> capitalized dash or hyphen on my Braille display.  It has dots 7 and 
> 8, so
> it looks like dots 3, 6, and 8.
>
> HTH,
>
> Sue S.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Allison Hilliker" <bookshare_girl@xxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, March 24, 2008 3:39 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Question for Braille Readers
>
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> Quick question for Braille-readers.  I do read Braille myself, but 
> I've
> never paid attention to this issue before.  I'm validating a book 
> with a
> lot
> of em dashes.  They look like this. - They usually connect two words 
> like
> this. word1-word2.  They do not usually have spaces around them.  In 
> the
> past I have left them as is in the books I validate.
>
> My question is, should I be doing anything special with the em 
> dashes in
> order to make them easily read in Braille?  I've never known there 
> to be a
> special Braille character for the em dash, but there may be one. 
> Does it
> just look
> like a regular dash, or something else?  Do they appear with spaces 
> around
> them or not?  Would most of you prefer me to add spaces, change the 
> em
> dashes to regular dashes, leave them alone, or something else?
>
> Thanks for any feedback you can give.
>
> Best,
>
> Allison
>
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