15.8 Enclosed Portions of Words [I.3.a]

When letters are enclosed in parentheses or brackets within words, follow print copy and do not divide such words between braille lines. Example:

ul(ti)matum

It is important to keep the basic contraction rules in mind when dealing with portions of words that are emphasized for dramatic effect by a change of typeface or punctuation. For instance, in r(ea)son the ea is not contracted because the ea contraction can only be used when it occurs between letters or contractions. In Ph[o]enix the en is not contracted because oe is still a diphthong, regardless of the brackets.