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Nemeth: The Numeric Indicator

The Numeric Indicator (#, dots 3-4-5-6) is the first of many indicators to be studied in the Nemeth code. It is a familiar symbol and recognized easily as the number sign from the Literary code. In Nemeth, however, this symbol is called the Numeric Indicator (NI). Its function is similar to that of the Literary number sign.

Numerals in Nemeth are written by using the Numeric Indicator (NI) immediately before one of the following lower cells:

Nemeth Numerals
0 1 2 3 4
#0 #1 #2 #3 #4
5 6 7 8 9
#5 #6 #7 #8 #9

The Numeric Indicator must be used before a numeral at the beginning of a braille line and when a numeral is written after a space. This helps to anchor the numeral to the lower portion of the cell and avoid confusion for the reader. There will also be times when the Numeric Indicator is not needed and these will be identified as this course progresses through the code.

Numeric Indicator Examples
355 12 467 897
#355 #12 #467 #897

Practice 01.a

Practice brailling the following numerals. Use the answer key to check your work.

Practice 01.a
38 104 8 99
18 47 902 341
3 16 03 725