[bksvol-discuss] Re: braille contractions

  • From: "Sharon Jackson" <dolly1025@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2004 13:20:32 -0400

I completed my braille course for my graduate classes last year and there was no mention of any such changes. I know the unified Braille Code was passed, but whether or not BANA has adopted it, I'm not sure.


From: Jill O'Connell <jillocon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: braille contractions
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2004 10:08:29 -0700

I had not heard that "to" and "by" were now being separated and hope it isn't true. In the book I am validating, most of the time these words are contracted and adjoin the following word. The reason I asked the question is that I have no idea how I could correct this. Does this have to do with the Duxbury translation, and if so, I wonder why it isn't always done.
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From: Jackie M.
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Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 10:53 PM
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

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    From: Jill O'Connell
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    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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