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

  • From: Roger Loran Bailey <rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2012 19:09:27 -0500

I have certainly seen less than signs. Your description sounds like Spanish quotation marks. I just called them Spanish quotation marks, but then, I suppose a less than symbol might have a more technical name than less than sign and that is what I have always called a less than sign.

On 12/1/2012 1:55 PM, Valerie Maples wrote:
They look like two "nested" less than signs. If you have not seen a less than sign, it is like a nearly equilateral triangle standing on the point that would be a vertical line, but that side is absent. Or, describing a less than sign from left to right, picking a point mid line and having a short ray up and down, like a sideways lowercase letter v, so a left double angle bracket would be like two letter v's stacked rotated clockwise a quarter turn.

Is that clear as mud?  I am not good at descriptions like Doug.
Valerie

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*From:* Roger Loran Bailey <rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx>
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*Sent:* Sat, December 1, 2012 9:59:03 AM
*Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] Re: What braces look like in print (was Re: Re: Proofing: Is this correct?)

As a formerly sighted person I can't say that I know what a left double angle bracket looks like myself.
On 12/1/2012 9:35 AM, Martha Rafter wrote:
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. <mailto:cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
*Sent:* Friday, November 30, 2012 9:36 PM
*To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto: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. <mailto:cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
*Sent:* Friday, November 30, 2012 9:06 PM
*To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto: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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