[bksvol-discuss] Re: Signifying Plot Changes

Hi Monica,
    No, writing symbols out I think would be a bad idea. Not only is it
supurfluous, it defeats any kind of verbocity options a user may have set.
Or if they're a braille reader, like Sarah mentioned, seeing things spelled
out instead of proper braille symbols could be confusing.

    I stick with the asterisk *, because most lower verbocity settings
pronounce this character, whereas the dash is often times ignored.

HTH,
Jake
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Monica Ballard" <MBallard1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Signifying Plot Changes


>     When feasible, would it make sense to replace plot changing symbols
like
> ***, or ---, with the words "asterisk, asterisk,asterisk" or "dash, dash,
> dash" when validating?
>
> Monica
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Shelley L.
Rhodes
> Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2005 10:18 PM
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> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Signifying Plot Changes
>
> An * is usually a good one that can reproduce well in Braille.
>
> I usually replace bullets for a * when I come across then, and they don't
> scan well.
>
> Some books use stars, and I saw one book once that used a + to show a plot
> change.
>
> Shelley L. Rhodes and Judson, guiding golden juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Guide
> Dogs For the Blind Inc.
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> The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up
the
> steps - we must step up the stairs.
>
>       -- Vance Havner
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> From: "Sharon Jackson" <dolly1025@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "Bookshare" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:47 AM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Signifying Plot Changes
>
>
> Hello,
>
> I am scanning and editing a book, but need some advice.  The book is not
> broken into chapters, but has a flower of some sort to signify that the
plot
> has changed.  What would be the best character to use for the Daisy format
> and BRF formats of the book?  When scanning using Kurzweil 1000, there is
> just a blank line, but do I need to put stars or something to signify the
> plot change?  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Sharon
>
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