[Unified Braille For All] Changes in UEB
Laura De Vries
ms-laura at mchsi.com
Wed May 9 13:25:46 CDT 2012
I agree, Mark. As I understand it, the purpose of contractions is to
compact braille. What, then, is the advantage of UEB?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Blier" <mblier at cox.net>
To: "Susan Jolly" <easjolly at ix.netcom.com>; "Unified Braille for All"
<uba at moblind.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: [Unified Braille For All] Changes in UEB
> Hi, All,
> Just from this short list of eliminated contractions, I do not think that
> I would like UEB, so I am not interested in exploring it any further.
> As of now, my preferences are:
> Literary braille and computer braille with their current rules,
> Nemeth code for math and science, 1972, with its current updates, and
> NUBS with current updates, if a combination of codes is to be used.
> Mark Blier
> Sierra Vista, Arizona
> On May 9, 2012, at 8:04 AM, Susan Jolly wrote:
>> Rhw purpose of this group is to oppose UEB NS I'm not sure we have the
>> resources to explain all the differences between UEB and our current BANA
>> codes. It might be better to contact organizations that are supporting
>> the change to UEB. Also, if you use Duxbury's DBT, it has a UEB option so
>> you can make your own comparison for material of particular interest to
>> Please remember that the change of most concern to this group is that the
>> representation of mathematics is completely different from that in the
>> Nemeth code.
>> However, there are also changes to literary braille. I will list some
>> for your convenience but understand this list is not complete. You can
>> try brailling some examples with just these changes.
>> Words may not be written unspaced from each other. So for example, with
>> the is unspaced. Also, this means that the contractions to, by, and into
>> are eliminated.
>> Seven other contractions are eliminated. They are ally, ation, ble, cc,
>> com, dd and the shortform for o'clock.
>> The symbol for the decimal point is eliminated and is now the same as the
>> The left parenthesis is changed to a two-cell symbol, dots 5, 1-2-6.
>> The right parenthesis is changed to a two-cell symbol, dots 5, 3-4-5.
>> The dots 4-6 italic indicator must have a dot-2 after it if it applies to
>> a word. However, if it applies to a passage it must have dots 2-3-5-6
>> after it. An italic passage is terminated by placing the new italic
>> terminator, dots 4-6, 3 after the passage, not before its last word.
>> Please note that UEB is designed such that all of the listed changes are
>> required, there is no way to unchange them.
>> Susan Jolly
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