[bksvol-discuss] Re: braille contractions

  • From: Jill O'Connell <jillocon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2004 10:14:31 -0700

I'm especially interested in your reply. I wonder what justification BANA has 
for making these changes when both national organizations were so opposed. 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: mickey 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 12:15 AM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: braille contractions


  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.

  Mickey

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


    Hi, 

    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 
anyone? 

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