[bksvol-discuss] Re: braille contractions

  • From: "mickey" <micka@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 03:15:45 -0400

They are?   I'm a proofreader, and haven't seen that ruling yet. The 
contraction for by is was, when separated from the word. So by and to would 
have to be uncontracted at all times.

I don't think you should fix the braille errors, since that would depend on the 
translation program used.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jackie M. 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 1:53 AM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: braille contractions


  The new braille code separates "by" from all other words, also "to" is 
separated.  Since they are also separated in print, I don't think you should 
correct that.  On my braille display, which is translating print text into 
grade two contracted braille, "to" and "by" are always separated from the 
following word.  Did I understand your question right?

  - Jackie McCraw

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Jill O'Connell 
    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 10:39 PM
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] braille contractions

    I am validating a book in text format on the BrailleNote but reading in 
grade 2. What should I do when I see such words as "by" or "to" not attached to 
the following word? If I can't do anything to correct that now, won't it also 
show up in the final version (something I have seen quite often). Suggestions 

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