[Blindmath] Nemeth equivolent for Logical Not

Rose engs0006 at umn.edu
Thu Dec 19 20:41:41 UTC 2013


The problem with using (4, 3456) is that is the equivalent of the Nemeth 
asterisk.


On 12/19/2013 2:36 PM, Kevin Fjelsted wrote:
> Thanks for finding this.
> The symbol is different than Tilde because in my screen reader it actually says "not" so it must look similar but different? Also, there is a different latex symbol for Tilde. I don't have an expanded Nemeth guide just the pocket one. :)
> So DXB is close but not in compliance, they did 4-3456! This is in contrast to 4-156?  :)
> The problem with variant definitions by document is that it becomes quite a memory trick to remember what is the true symbol and what it means i.e., when one is reading Braille, and I think this is universal it helps if there is consistency.
> In other words a special symbol sheet is great but that is not a reason to vary more than necessary and assume that if one has defined a variant in a special symbol sheet that could vary from document to document.
> So Did DXB try and come up with one that is close because Nemeth really didn't have a symbol for true logical "not"?
> So is it really the de facto standard now to use 4-3456 for logical not since this is the Latex translation that DXB has adopted?
> -Kevin
>
> On Dec 19, 2013, at 2:12 PM, Rose <engs0006 at umn.edu> wrote:
>
>> On page 133 Rule XIX Section 137 it states:
>> Tilde: This sign of operation is used predominately in logic with the meaning of /not. /dots (4, 156)
>>
>> The logical not symbol that you show is the "half turnstile looking" logical not and I know that this does not translate correctly with any translation software that I have used. I have seen some transcribers substitute the tilde, but what ever is being used will need to be defined for you on a special symbols page/notes etc.
>>
>>
>> Rose
>>
>>
>> On 12/19/2013 1:57 PM, Kevin Fjelsted wrote:
>>> It would appear that the list doesn't permit me to email the actual print symbol. If I email it to myself with gmail, the symbol is preserved.
>>>
>>> However I had pasted it into the original post and I see that in the reply my original message omits the symbol.
>>> This is an example of the "not" symbol on the web that appears to render.
>>> http://www.proofwiki.org/wiki/Symbols:Logical_Operators#Not
>>> It would surprise me that such an important logical symbol would have been left out of the Nemeth definition.
>>>
>>>
>>> -Kevin
>>>
>>>
>>> On Dec 19, 2013, at 1:32 PM, Rose <engs0006 at umn.edu> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I think it depends on how the logical not sign is represented in print. If it is represented as a tilde ~ then it would translate as that ... dots (4, 156), but sometimes the print will use what looks like "half turnstile"  which looks to me like a left pointing arrow with only a straight left lower barb, this symbol is not in the Nemeth code, but I have seen it transcribed as the arrow it looks like dots (1246, 6, 1256) or simply as the "shape indicator n" dots (1246, 1345).
>>>>
>>>> My guess is that the print has it as what looks like a "half turnstile" and duxbury is not translating it correctly. I hope this helps.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 12/19/2013 12:28 PM, Kevin Fjelsted wrote:
>>>>> I would like clarification on the Nemeth contraction/symbol for producing the logical not "�".
>>>>> The Latex equivalent is \lnot.
>>>>> I cannot find any reference for the Nemeth. Duxbury appears to translate latex \lnot as dots 4-3456.
>>>>> Is this correct?
>>>>> If so, where is this  contraction listed in the Nemeth reference?
>>>>> -Kevin
>>>>>
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