[bksvol-discuss] Re: Ellipses

  • From: "robert tweedy" <roberttweedy@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 16:38:14 -0500

The only thing I have seen is . . .
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jill O'Connell 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:50 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Ellipses

  I may not be correct about this because I think this is what I have observed 
with my limited vision, that print books only have three periods even if the 
first one really represents a period. If I am right, in such a case I put a 
period, space and then three periods with no spaces in between. Have any of the 
rest of you observed this as well?
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Mayrie ReNae 
    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:58 PM
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Ellipses

    Hi Bob and everyone,

    I have just looked at my copy of the braille transcription manual.  It has 
a copyright date of 1994, so may have changed since.  However, it does state 
that spaces should appear both before and after an elipsis, except when the 
elipsis is followed by a punctuation mark, which should follow the elipsis 
without a space.

    This formatting was not the case when I learned braille, and I apologize if 
my previous understanding of what was correct and up-to-date has misled anyone. 

    The formatting of a space, three periods without spaces, and another space 
does not seem to make Bookshare's braille translator barf.  Thank goodness!

    Again, I'm sorry that my early learning of braille and my passing on of 
that obviously outdated knowledge has inconvenienced anyone.


    From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob W
    Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:45 AM
    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Ellipses

    I know we've had this discussion before, but I don't remember the outcome. 
It's really up to the Braille  users since it effects them more.

    Without further direction, I would put spaces on both sides of the elipsis.

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: EVAN REESE 
      To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:39 PM
      Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Ellipses

      I think it would look a bit strange if you were to put a space after the 
ellipsis but not before it. So if you're not going to put a space in front, you 
shouldn't put one after it either.


        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: Lori Castner 
        To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
        Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:12 PM
        Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Ellipses

        I know this topic has come up many times, but I'm confused again.
        In the latest issue of the Volunteer Manual it states not to place a 
space before the first dot and to remove all spaces between the three dots, but 
it does not state what to do after the third dot if the ellipsis occurs in the 
middle of a sentence as it often does.
        Ellipses are frequently used in mid-sentence in dialog, and I want to 
be sure to handle them correctly.

        Lori C.


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