[bksvol-discuss] Re: dashes

  • From: "Evan Reese" <mentat1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 16:34:09 -0700

Sorry, Sue, but I've never seen a Bookshare book with the two hyphens that 
are supposed to be there when an em dash is translated into Braille. I don't 
think the Bookshare Braille translator handles the em dash properly.

Even so, I generally leave them the way they appear in the print book 
instead of changing them to two hyphens, which would make them appear as 
they should in the Braille version; although, I admit to a bit of 
ambivalence about this.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: siss52
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 1:36 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: dashes

  Hi Jamie,

  On my Braille display when I turn on Grade II, that em-dash looks like 
three dashes or hyphens, but it seems to translate okay with the bookshare 
braille translator.

  Hope that helps,

  Sue S.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jamie Yates, CPhT
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 2:51 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: dashes

  I just wanted to make sure that the em dash correctly translates into 
Braille. I know not all characters do. And I know that there was recent 
discussion about it but I have to confess I really didn't pay enough 
attention to it.

  I figured I could look it up in the manual. Some books use tons of em 

  Jamie in Michigan
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