Uncontracted Braille (Single Word)

(See also: Letter Sign)

Code Used: [i]

Keystroke: (None at present)

What does it do?

It prevents a word, or indeed an acronym, from being contracted.

Where would it be used?

Depending on the braille rules in use, some words should not be contracted. Likewise acronyms should not be contracted. (Though note that in some countries acronyms should be prefixed with a letter sign.)

Usage in DBT:

[i] Simone as a French name should not be written as Simone.

Produces in Braille:

,simone z a ,fr5* "n %d n 2

writt5 z ,sim"o4

Let us explain:

This example is in English braille, where a foreign proper name is to remain uncontracted. Note that the name "Simone" appears twice in the print and in the braille. In the braille, the first "Simone" is uncontracted. The "one" sign is used in the second instance. The difference is due to the [i] code before the first "Simone".