[bksvol-discuss] Re: braille contractions

  • From: lizzers@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2004 19:21:13 +0000

If the contraction "by" is being separated, how is it different from "was"?
liz in seattle

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> 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. 
> 
> Sharon 
> 
> 
> >From: Jill O'Connell 
> >Reply-To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> >To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> >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. 
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: Jackie M. 
> > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> > Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 10:53 PM 
> > 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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