Change Braille Grade

Code Used: [tx] and [gN] (also [ab])

Keystroke: Alt + 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 or from Layout Menu: Translation Codes. (See Available options below, but note that many of these options use codes not documented here)

What does it do?

Changes the level of contractions used when translating to braille. Please note this has nothing to do with "language" (It will not affect what you enter directly in a braille document)

Where would it be used?

Usually in a contracted braille document, when it is necessary to produce text in uncontracted braille. This could apply to foreign names for example, or simple e-mail addresses where some local rules permit Grade 1 use.

Usage in DBT:

I took [tx][g1]Simone [tx][g2]from France to the park.

Produces in Braille:

,i took ,simone f ,fr.e 6! p>k4

Let us explain!

In this example we do not want to contract the name "Simone", and so the [tx][g1] tells DBT to continue using Grade 1. The [tx][g2] tells DBT to continue with Grade 2.

Available options, subject to language used, are:

Alt + 0 = Grade 0

Alt + 1 = Grade 1

Alt + 2 = Grade 2

Alt + 3 = CBC (Computer Braille Code)

Alt + 4 = Spanish Text

Alt + 5 = LIFG Text (Latin, Italian, French, German)

NOTE: The [tx] code can also be used on its own to end translation in Computer Braille Code. The translation will resume in either Grade 1 or in Grade 2. Normally, DBT inserts the [tx] paired with either [g1] or [g2] so that it is clear whether braille will be contracted from that point forward.