Re: Jaws 15 saying dot instead of period

Dave Durber
 

Hello Kimber:

I agree with you, that JAWS should be programmed to take account of both situations. Even if you are using the reveal codes function, JAWS should treat the end Paragraph code, as an non-printable character and therefore speak the period correctly.

Well, as with all situations like this, we will just have to watch this space.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimber Gardner" <kimbersinbox1963@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7:23 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws 15 saying dot instead of period


Dave,

I notified FS about the period vs dot issue yesterday. I received an
email from Tracey Jackson asking whether the problem occurs when
paragraph marks are hidden. It doesn't, but in my opinion that is far
from a solution. Since my reply I haven't received any further
correspondence from FS. Hopefully it will go on their list of things
to fix.

Thanks,
Kimber

On 1/28/14, Dave Durber <d.durber@...> wrote:
Kimber:

I think that JAWS is interpreting the Word Paragraph symbol following the
period, in the same way as it has been programmed, when the period is
followed by an alphabetical character, e.g. .com, .exe, etc.

Try putting a space character after the period at the end of the paragraph,

then pressing the ENTER key, then read the paragraph. If JAWS says "period",

then you should let FS know about this problem.

HTH

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimber Gardner" <kimbersinbox1963@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 7:29 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws 15 saying dot instead of period


Thanks Dave. Hmm, it's interesting that I'm not seeing the dot vs
period issue in notepad too.



On 1/28/14, Dave Durber <d.durber@...> wrote:
Kimber:

The paragraph indicator in MS Word, is its representation for the
Carriage
return plus line feed, which is what you get in basic editing programs,
such

as Notepad.

HTH

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kimber Gardner" <kimbersinbox1963@...>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 6:27 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws 15 saying dot instead of period


Hi Ted and all,

Ted has hit on exactly the scenario in which the dot vs period
announcement issue occurs.

In Word 2003 using Jaws 15, Jaws reads the period as a dot when the
punctuation occurs at the end of a paragraph,
that is immediately before a paragraph symbol. If however, I insert a
space before the paragraph symbol, Jaws reads the punctuation as
period just as it should.

In notepad the period is read correctly all the time, which makes
sense I guess because there are no paragraph indicators in notepad
documents. Am I right about that?

In any case, I will report this issue to FS. Thanks to everyone for
helping me figure it out so I may report it accurately.

Kim
On 1/27/14, Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS) <Ted.Lisle@...> wrote:
Does this happen at the end of a paragraph? JAWS does strange things
when
the punctuation runs into the paragraph mark.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Kimber
Gardner
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 3:27 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Jaws 15 saying dot instead of period

I followed your suggestion about changing the period in the customize
punctuation area of setting center. Interestingly enough, the
description
contained there says period and not dot. In fact I am seeing this same
strange misannouncement in word 2010 with jaws 15 on my office
computer
too.
So it isn't specific to the version of word I am running at home.

On 1/27/14, Soronel Haetir <soronel.haetir@...> wrote:
An easier way is to bring up the settings center (jaws+6), switch to
the default config (ctrl+shift+d), go down to the Punctuation group
and then hit space on "Customize punctuation", when the list appears
type the period key, then tab a couple times to the Edit Description
button.

If the text has been replaced somewhere else the dictionary is
probably your best bet.

On 1/27/14, Kevin Hourigan <kevinthourigan@...> wrote:
You may wish to try the Dictionary feature.
Cheers Kevin.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kimber Gardner
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 5:39 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Jaws 15 saying dot instead of period

Hi All,

I recently installed Jaws 15 on my laptop running Word 2003. I find
that instead of saying "period" at the end of a sentence, Jaws 15 is
saying "dot." This is really annoying.

Is there some way to change what Jaws says from dot to period when
it
encounters the punctuation? Incidentally, when I type a period Jaws
15 says period.

Thanks,
Kim

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