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Follow print for the transcription of Greek letters. Use the Greek
letters listed above in English contexts or English technical materials.
Use signs from the Greek foreign language braille code for passages where a significant knowledge of Greek is presupposed or where the Greek language is being taught.
Refer to: Section 13, Foreign Language, for more guidance.
A grade 1 indicator is used to set grade 1 mode when the grade 1
meaning of a symbol could be misread as a contraction meaning or a
The extent of grade 1 mode is determined by the grade 1 indicator in
When an expression in grade 1 mode would be equivalent to the
same text in grade 2 mode because no contractions would occur, a
grade 1 indicator may be used although it is not required.
In a work entirely in grade 1 braille (that is, using no contractions),
grade 1 indicators are not used except as required for other reasons,
e.g. for the lowercase letters a-j immediately following digits, and a
question mark in an unusual position.
The grade 1 symbol indicator sets grade 1 mode for the next symbol.
Note: A grade 1 symbol indicator is not required before the letters a,
i and o, because they do not have a contraction meaning when they
The grade 1 word indicator sets grade 1 mode for the next symbolssequence
or the remainder of the current symbols-sequence.
The effect of a grade 1 word indicator is terminated by a space or a grade 1 terminator.
Refer to: 5.5, for the Grade 1 Terminator.
The grade 1 passage indicator sets grade 1 mode for the next