Foreign Language

Provisional Guidance for Transcribing Foreign Language Material in UEB

The rules of Unified English Braille (UEB) allow a range of approaches for transcribing foreign language text. These methods result in braille that is appropriate for a variety of types of texts as well as for as for different groups of readers. Full details are given in Rules of Unified English Braille 2013, Sections 13 and 14.

This document describes four general methods for foreign language transcription, which should be suitable to cover the majority of cases. Each of these methods is described briefly, as well as the circumstances for which they are most appropriate. Method 1 and Method 3 in particular are recommended for particular situations.

The examples and some of the language used in this document are from the UKAAF document, "Transcribing foreign language material in UEB" and are used with permission.

This document is offered as provisional guidance for use in UEB transcription that involves foreign language. BANA welcomes feedback from users of the methods described here.

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