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A typeform word indicator sets the designated typeform for the next symbols-sequence or the remainder of the current symbols-sequence.


The effect of the typeform word indicator is terminated by space (but not by a numeric space or by space at the end of a braille line in a divided symbols-sequence).

Refer to: 9.4 for more information and examples.


A typeform passage indicator sets the designated typeform for the next passage.


A passage is three or more symbols-sequences.


A passage is terminated by the designated typeform terminator following the last affected symbol.


A typeform word indicator may also be terminated within a symbolssequence by the designated typeform terminator.

Refer to: 9.7, 9.8 and 9.9.


Use transcriber-defined typeform indicators for significant print typeform changes other than italics, boldface, underlining or script. This includes but is not limited to: different-sized type; coloured type; crossed-out type; sans serif font; and double, dotted, coloured or wavy underlining. List the transcriber-defined typeform indicator on the special symbols page or in a transcriber's note giving the print typeform it represents.

Refer to: 9.6 for discussion and examples of small capitals.


Although within a document all abbreviations and/or Roman numerals may be in small capitals, in braille these are best transcribed as capitals.

Refer to: Section 8, Capitalisation.


Print sometimes uses small capitals for emphasis or distinction. These can usually be recognized by the use of regular size capitals for the letters of the small capitals text which are capitalised. When the change in typeform is significant, use a transcriber-defined typeform indicator in braille.


It is preferred that typeform indicators and terminators and any paired characters such as parentheses, square brackets and quotes be nested; that is, close punctuation and indicators in reverse order of opening.

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