[bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanning Three Cookbooks

Hi, Shelley, I think you're correct, and I can see this dot combination
being there if you were reading a math book, but I find it cumbersome in
cookbooks. Also the numbers needn't be in Nemeth code because we have that
handy-dandy number sign. Yeah, I'm picky about how I like my Braille to look
and I'm probably not up on the latest decrees of BANA. Regards, Kim.

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Shelley L. Rhodes
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Hi Kim,
 
 
That symbol, the dots 4, 5, 6 before the slash is a nemeth slash.  Me thinks
their translator is set to do nemeth to all numbers I would assume.
 
 
 
Shelley L. Rhodes, VRT
 
Guide dogs for the Blind Alumni Association
www.guidedogs.com
 
Reading a book is like rewriting it for yourself. You bring to a novel,
anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history
and you read it in your own terms. -Angela Carter, novelist and journalist
(1940-1992) 


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From: Kim  <mailto:kimfri11@xxxxxxxxxxx> Friedman 
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2009 11:08 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanning Three Cookbooks

Hi, Carrie, for the teaspoon measure, I'm accustomed to see tap or 1 tsp.
I've also been accustomed to see tbsp1, 1 tbsp. or 1 tbs. I have a problem
with the slash because in Braille, I see it looks like ( dots 4-5-6, dots
3-4 [this second dot combination is called a slash or S-T sign]). Ideally, I
shouldn't see the first dot combination between 3 and 4, just 3, S-T sign,
4. I don't know if this makes sense to you, Carrie, but that's one thing
that bugs me about the Braille translation thing at Bookshare. I'm very
picky about how Braille looks, so this message may make you scratch your
head wondering: "What is she going on about?" What I'm trying to say is that
dots 4-5-6 before the slash isn't (or hasn't been) used in standard Grade 2
English Braille and adds to extraneous stuff that isn't needed. Regards,
Kim.      

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Carrie Karnos
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2009 7:49 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanning Three Cookbooks


The other one to watch out for is 1 t. and 1 T. If you're listening to the
recipe, it's hard to tell what the measurement is. 1 tsp. and 1 tbsp. are
better, but I imagine that spelling the word out is best: 1 teaspoon and 1
tablespoon.
I've heard that the 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 symbols in Microsoft Word are
interpreted as asterisks with some Braille readers. Is this correct?
Are there any other little gotchas to look out for?
Thanks! Carrie



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From: "Jamie Yates, CPhT" <mirxtech@xxxxxxxxx>
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sun, December 27, 2009 7:30:30 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanning Three Cookbooks


Thanks for the good tip about C being interpreted as can instead of cup. I
didn't know that and plan to do some more cookbooks, of course, so this is
good info to know.

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