(1) General provisions
(a) In regular narrative text, a note must be placed on the braille line immediately below that to which reference to it appears. When a line of text contains several reference points, the notes must follow in the order shown in the print. Each note must start in cell 7 with runovers in cell 5.
(2) Repeated references to a note
(b) Ignore special typeface unless it is required for emphasis or distinction. References to source materials must be transcribed according to Rule 1, Section 15c.
(c) No blank lines must be left before or after a note or between the notes in a series except as provided in cross-references in Section 2e above or when required by other braille formats.
(d) Each note must be preceded by the same braille reference symbol or indicator that is used at the point of reference in the text. The reference symbol must be brailled without any of the following punctuation even though a period or other punctuation may be shown in the print text.
(e) A blank cell must be left between the braille reference symbol and the beginning of the note, which must follow on the same braille line.
(f) After completion of a note or notes, the text must be resumed using the appropriate left margin.
(a) When a text makes repeated references to the same note, insert that note at the point where the first reference to it occurs.
(3) Note continued on another page. When a note is shown continued on another print page or pages, the entire note must be brailled as if it were on the print page where the reference to it is given. However, when the continuation of a note is the only material on a print page or pages, the beginning of each of these pages must be indicated in the braille edition.
(b) In succeeding references, insert the appropriate braille references symbol at the point shown in the text. On the next braille line, place the same reference symbol used at the point of reference. After one blank cell, give the location of the original note using the print page number (with lettered continuation, if any) and braille line number, e.g., Page a119, line 12.Braille line numbers must be determined according to Rule 1, Section 15b(2).
(4) Notes on facing pages.In transcribing notes printed on pages that face regular text, the combined print page numbers must be shown. Any lettered continuation pages required must also carry the combined print page numbers. Follow the directives for braille reference symbols, note placement, and format that are given in the preceding sections of this Code rule.
(5) Notes containing quoted matter. When a note contains quoted matter that is set off from the body of the note by blank lines, quotation marks, change of margins, and/or change of typeface, follow the provisions given in Rule 1, Section 17a. The cell number that is used for runovers of the note must be considered as the margin when indenting quoted matter in the note.
(6) Notes containing ellipses
(a) Ellipses shown between related words. When a note contains an ellipsis separating related words, e.g., between the first and last words of a phrase or where an ellipsis shows omission of words in a passage, the braille reference symbol must be inserted in the text after the word that concludes the phrase or the last word of the passage.
(7) Notes containing dialogue or verse
(b) Ellipses shown between unrelated words. If a note contains an ellipsis separating unrelated words or terms, each of which is defined in a separate note, omit the ellipsis in the braille edition and insert the braille reference symbol after each of the words or terms in the text. Transcribe the glossed words or terms as separate notes.
(a) Notes written in dialogue form must be brailled according to Rule 9, Section 1b.
(8) Notes referring to other notes. When a note refers to material that is itself a note, the second note must start four cells to the right of the beginning of the original note, e.g., if the fist note begins in cell 7 with runovers in cell 5, a note to it must begin in cell 11 with runovers in cell 9.
(b) Notes written in verse form must be brailled according to Rule 10, Section 1a(2).
(c) The cell number that is used for runovers of the original note must be considered as the margin when counting the indentions required for any notes written in dialogue or verse formats.
(9) Notes containing words with pronunciations. Transcribe such words using contracted braille. Only foreign words that are shown preceding pronunciations require uncontracted braille. Pronunciations must be brailled as follows: unstressed diacritics according to Rule 18, Section 2; diacritics according to Rule 18, Section 3; phonetics according to Rule 18, Section 4.