[bksvol-discuss] Re: What braces look like in print (was Re: Re: Proofing: Is this correct?)

  • From: "Martha Rafter" <mlhr@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2012 09:35:44 -0500

I could see a bracket in my mind as clear as if I had actually seen it through 
my own eyes.  There’s lots of stuff on the computer keyboard that are complete 
mysteries!  A left double-angle bracket?  HUH?  *smile*
Marty

From: Judy s. 
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 9:36 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: What braces look like in print (was Re: Re: 
Proofing: Is this correct?)

Hi Marty,

You're welcome! smile.  I'm glad it made sense.

Judy s.

On 11/30/2012 8:14 PM, Martha Rafter wrote:

  Hi Judy,
     This is very interesting; thank you very much!
  Marty

  From: Judy s. 
  Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 9:06 PM
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] What braces look like in print (was Re: Re: 
Proofing: Is this correct?)

  Hi Reggie,

  Sorry to hear about the headache--thank goodness it's better.

  In appearance, brackets are parenthesis that went to a military academy to 
make them straight and precise with right angles instead of gentle curves. 
grin.  Parentheses are curved, as if you took and erased the top and bottom of 
a circle, leaving the left and right side of a circle.  Brackets are made from 
a square, as if you took and erased the middle out of the top and bottom of a 
square box, leaving the left and right hand sides and a bit of the top and the 
bottom of the box on each side.

  One way to feel the shapes might be as follows.  To feel the shape of a left 
brace, hold a rectangular cereal box in front of you in your right hand, with 
the broadest side of the box facing you, and the top of the box facing the 
ceiling.  Put your index finger of your left hand in the middle of the top of 
the box.  Run your finger across the top of the box towards your left, then run 
your finger down the left side of the box, then go to the right and run your 
finger across the bottom of the box.  That's the shape that a left hand brace 
takes, the brace that corresponds to a left parenthesis.  Now, hold the cereal 
box in front of you in your left hand, again with the broadest side of the box 
facing you.  Put your index finger of your right hand in the middle of the top 
of the box.  Run your finger across the top of the box towards your right, then 
run your finger down the right side of the box, then go to the left and run 
your finger across the bottom of the box.  That's the shape that a right hand 
brace takes, the brace that corresponds to a right parenthesis. 


  Judy s.


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