Thursday, October 6, 2022, 7:33 AM
Glossary: UEB Rulebook


Place the appropriate multi-line bracket symbol on each braille line, aligning the symbols vertically. Generally, material is top justified in braille even when it is centred vertically in print.

Refer to: Section 11.8, Technical Material, and Guidelines for Technical Material, for more information.



Follow print for the use of capital letters.

Note: The transcriber may reasonably reduce the use of capital letters in braille when they are used in print as a visual embellishment - such as for words written in capital letters at the beginning of paragraphs or chapters.

Refer to: Section 9.6, of Typeforms, for how to transcribe small capital letters when used in print as a distinctive typeform.


The extent of capitals mode is determined by the capitals indicator in use.


Place the prefix dot 6 before a contraction when only its first letter is capitalised.


Only a modifier or a ligature indicator can be positioned between a letter and its capitals prefix. Refer to: Sections 4.2 and 4.3, of Letters and Their Modifiers, for the list of symbols considered to be modifiers to letters.


The capitalised word indicator sets capitals mode for the next letterssequence or the remainder of the current letters-sequence.


The effect of a capitalised word indicator is terminated by a space, a single capital letter, a nonalphabetic symbol, or a capitals terminator, but not by a modifier or a ligature indicator.


A fully-capitalised hyphenated compound word is correctly capitalised if it is divided at the hyphen, at the end of the braille line. Note: This means that the new braille line will begin with the capitalised word indicator (which is already required) following the hyphen.


A hyphen inserted during transcription to indicate word division at the end of a braille line does not terminate capitals word mode.


The capitalised passage indicator sets capitals mode for the next passage