[bksvol-discuss] Re: ellipses replacing periods?

Scott,
Does this apply to MS Word as well? as scanning programs? -)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Blanks" <scottsjb@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2005 6:12 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: ellipses replacing periods?


Sue,

I think what happens is that unless the periods are consecutive in print,
i.e. with no spaces in between, they will be dots 2, 5, and 6 in braille. If
however, you make sure the dots are together, with no spaces separating
them, they seem to become the three consecutive single dots in braille.

Did that make sense? I feel like I'm still not quite explaining this right.

Scott


----- Original Message -----
From: "siss52" <siss52@xxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2005 8:35 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: ellipses replacing periods?


>
> But in brf, Scott, we see periods, dots 2, 5, 6.  Or are you saying some
> programs change that?  I just want to know what to do, not start an
> argument
> about brf.  <<grin>
>
> Sue
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Scott Blanks" <scottsjb@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, July 29, 2005 11:46 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: ellipses replacing periods?
>
>
> When I scan/validate books, if I find a place where there is an ellipsis,
> I
> usually find that the scanning program recognizes the ellipses as a period
> followed by a space, another period, a space, and a final period. When I
> see
> this, I will remove the spaces, so there are three consecutive periods
> with
> a space on each side. This seems to give best results, i.e. seeing a
> single
> dot repeated three times in braille rather than random periods.
>
> Scott
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "siss52" <siss52@xxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2005 2:25 AM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: ellipses replacing periods?
>
>
>>
>> It is just one dot in Braille, whereas the period is 3 dots.  That is, in
>> the case of true elipses.  I am a bit puzzled too as to why, in so many
>> cases, there seem to be extra periods at the ends of sentences...
>>
>> Sue S.
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2005 1:05 AM
>> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] ellipses replacing periods?
>>
>>
>> I think I missed something, although I ususally read
>> ever post despite the subject line in case the post is
>> about someting else.
>>
>> But I don't remember seeing anything about replacing
>> periods with ellipses. Are ellipses Braille for
>> periods at the ends of sentences? Are they also used
>> where ellipses are supposed to be, or is there
>> something else used there?
>>
>> Cindy
>>
>>
>> -- Jill O'Connell <jillocon@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>>> I think you have just answered something I have been
>>> wondering about, the
>>> replacement of periods with elipses. Did you ask for
>>> Bookshare's approval or
>>> just start doing this? I'm a braille reader too so
>>> don''t know how this is
>>> handled in the Daisy format but surely is annoying
>>> when we see the periods
>>> in braille. Also what are you doing about words that
>>> should be accented but,
>>> of course, are not.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
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