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A passage is three or more symbols-sequences and it may include non-alphabetic symbols.


A capitalised passage is terminated by the capitals terminator immediately following the last affected symbols-sequence.


A capitalised letter or letters-sequence placed adjacent to the beginning or end of a capitalised passage is not necessarily considered to be part of the passage, especially if it is separated from the passage by a space or punctuation.


When transcribing a capitalised passage which extends over more than one text element (e.g. a series of paragraphs, or a numbered or bulleted list of points), each text element is preceded by the capitalised passage indicator and the capitals mode is terminated only at the end of the final text element.


When transcribing a capitalised passage which extends over more than one text element and where the text elements do not constitute a continuous passage (e.g.: a series of headings), each text element is capitalised separately.


A single heading is capitalised as a unit even if it extends over more than one braille line.


The capitals terminator is placed after the final capitalised letter either within or following the symbols-sequence.


The capitals terminator may precede or follow punctuation and other terminators but it is best that indicators and paired characters such as parentheses, square brackets and quotes be nested. That is, close punctuation and indicators in reverse order of opening.


If it is necessary to terminate the capitals mode before the end of a symbols-sequence, place the capitals terminator after the last affected letter of either capitals word mode or capitals passage mode.


The dot 6 prefix, the capitalised word indicator or the capitalised passage indicator is placed immediately before the first capitalised letter or modifier to that letter, such as a cedilla, grave accent or circumflex. Only a modifier or ligature indicator may come between the capitals indicator and the letter.

Refer to: Sections 4.2 and 4.3, of Letters and Their Modifiers, for the list of symbols considered to be modifiers to letters.

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