This is an image of the braille alphabet in simulated braille as written in grade 2


Assignment 15: Typeform Indicators, Small Capital Letters, Elipses, Quoted Material,
More On Standing Alone Rule, and More On Braille Translation

If this wasn't complicated enough, we've got quite a number of things that Braille2000 can't do. Some of this may be eventually be able to be done through percent code directives to add this functionality, or through another mechanism. The part of the assignment where this may be happening soon will be in regards to the typeform indicators. There are 5 of them, and I made sure that I used the first one and I believe another one was used. The typeforms are used in situations like small capitals, crossed-out material, and of course, its defined as font attributes such as bold, underline, italics, and script. While the common attributes of bold, italics, and underline are common within text, this assignment was introducing the script element which I've never even seen until this assignment.

A lot of the errors within the list of errors were due to inconsistancies in the lesson book itself. In one section, it talks about displayed material, and it showed that transcribers may choose not to include the typeforms since displayed material was formatted differently.

As the instructor put it, the whole goal of the assignment was to have you use typeforms, even those that are transcriber-defined. The transcriber-defined ones are read in Braille2000's talking edition as dot pattern or simulated braille. This is because it can be meaning different things in each transcription, but the font attributes are mentioned correctly as passage, word, or letter depending on what is in the text.

This assignment is 32 sentences long and will be on its 6th page of braille when done correctly. To make things confusing, this assignment talks about punctuation standing alone which I've never seen. I do not remember if any of the 32 items has this in practice, however, displayed material is definite in several sentences within this assignment which makes it so lengthy.

This assignment took me three tries to submit successfully. The displayed material items numbered 20 and 29 gave me the most trouble. I'm not going to tell you what specifically were the issues, but you'll know them when you read the list of errors within the lists as usual.

On September 19, 2019: I submitted my first attempt of this assignment. Since you know that two of the numbers are displayed material, you'll know where some of the errors were, but I'm only telling you this because it may give you some trouble like it did me. What I got wrong, you'll have to figure out, but knowing the numbers aren't going to hurt here.

The talking edition was improved to help me with knowing the typeforms were in place as discussed above, and I was able to know through the braille of the italics and other font attributes. The exact mode, discussed in assignment 16 was instrumental then to help me with foreign stuff, but should've been implemented here as it would've assisted me with making sure that I had my attributes set correctly where I may have done something wrong. The default read as words mode does not give font attributes and other capitalization and other assistance, so the braille was very instrumental on making sure I got everything correct.

For the first attempt, waiting 12 days isn't so bad, especially with the number of braille copies I've had.

Here are the errors on the first attempt.

On the 2nd attempt submitted October 3, 2019: I knew for sure that the troublesome 20 and 29 were still giving me trouble, as discussed above. I'm confident that this was still the case, but I was not understanding something. Here are the list of errors for this take.

While I normally don't give the numbers of the problems in most cases, these I gave because of the formatting changes and what they're teaching here. I'll discuss this as part of the audio. The proctor, when he called, indicated that all typeforms regardless of the book's explanation, should be used. Why did the book not indicate that we should do this? It would've saved a lot of time. I continue to get the "proof your work" but yet the proctor indicates that he appreciates the time I've taken. So which is it?

On the 15th of October, 2019: I submitted for the final time for this assignment. I passed, and was told to wait 18 days. When I was ready to submit for the next assignment, which was about a month later, I was advised that if it was the first attempt, to submit after the beginning of December.

Audio

In the audio submitted within this assignment, you'll see some of what might have been the trouble but you'll see how I ended up having to correct them.

This completes the write up of this assignment.