[bksvol-discuss] Re: ellipses replacing periods?

Ah, that is why.  Thanks Cindy.  I shall leave the four periods alone, 
smile.

In Braille we have a simple for an ellipsis, which is three dot six... right 
after another.  If the periods aren't right next to each other as happens in 
some books, we instead get . . . which is extremely annoying, bad 
transcription of Braille, and takes up three times the space as the ellipsis 
symbol does.

That is why.


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2005 2:40 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: ellipses replacing periods?


Sue,

I'm not sure if you're refering to Braille or text,
but ...
If in text the ellipsis is intended to indicate that
something is omitted from a quoted section, or that a
character's speech or thought is unfinished, and the
sentence preceding the ellipsis is a complete
sentence, then the sentence ends with a period and the
ellipsis follows -- so you have a total of four dots.
There should be a space between the period and the 3
dots.

There's a very clear explanation with examples at
http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/ellipsis.htm

Cindy

-- siss52 <siss52@xxxxxxx> wrote:

>
> 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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