Two-Cell Word Sign Rules
- Two-celled word signs can be used as parts of words.
- If the letters of a word can be represented in the same space by outlining, then the word should be outlined rather than written with the two-celled sign.
Two-celled word signs that would not save any space as parts of words are not to be used in such words.
Exception: The two-celled sign for own should always be used in grade 3 braille to avoid confusion with the initial sign for re.
- Two-celled word signs that do not save space by themselves must be used to represent the words for which they stand. They save space with their roles in sequencing.
- The two-celled word signs with more than one meaning must not be used when their intended meaning is not obvious from context.
Two-celled word signs can be written without an intervening space with the word that follows, except:
- When the next word starts with be, con, or dis.
- When the next word is the contraction for to, into or by.
- When the resulting sequence would form an unintended word.
- When the following word begins with a punctuation or composition sign (italics or letter sign).