Re: JAWS Scripts - Are they interpreted or compiled?

Roger Newell

You could, but reinstalling it is preferable because I am not sure
what exactly the repair checks for.

On 11/30/18, Tom <tomcat509@...> wrote:
Thanks a lot Roger for the very detailed reply which I have read numerous
times in an attempt to understand what to do. Being a fairly recent convert
from Windoweyes, I feel I am out of my depth so will need to read the
instructions a few more times prior to making the plundge.

Yes, the punctuation script is contained in the default.jss file.

Rather than completely remove Jaws 2019 as you advise, what about if I
deleted the default.jss and default.jsb files from the enu folder and ran
the Jaws 2019 setup program which contains a repair feature. Would this
work or create more problems?

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Roger
Sent: Thursday, 29 November 2018 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS Scripts - Are they interpreted or compiled?

Those instructions are incorrect. You should never modify default.jss
or default.jsb files. There are other ways that Freedom Scientific has
designed for you to create or modify JAWS behavior.

What you need to do is this:

Part A: Check your default.jss and default.jsb file
1. Open Script Manager and press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the default file.
2. See if your punctuation script is in the file. If it is, keep
following these instructions. If not, skip to Part B.
3. You need to get a clean copy of these files. The way I would
recommend is to completely remove JAWS 2019 from your system. Then
install JAWS 2019 again, but do not migrate any settings because then
you will be back where you started.
4. Check before using JAWS that this folder is completely empty:

Part B: Adding your punctuation script
1. Open Script Manager.
2. Press CTRL+O to open the Open dialog.
3. Navigate to this location: C:\ProgramData\Freedom
4. Open the file MyExtensions.jss.
5. Write your script at the bottom of this file, and press CTRL+S to compile

On 11/29/18, Tom <tomcat509@...> wrote:
Following is the punctuation script and where it is available along with
installation instructions.

Maybe it does needs compiling again under Jaws 2019 and so I’ll try that

Follow these steps to insert the code required to set up a hot key to
the Jaws punctuation level.

press insert 0 (on the number row).
press control shift D
You should hear jaws script manage default.jss.
Hit control+end this will take you to the bottom of the file.
Hit enter twice, to insert a couple of blank lines.
paste in the following lines for the script:

Script TogglePunctuation ()
Say (PunctuationToggle (false), ot_no_disable)

Place your cursor on the line that says Say (PunctuationToggle (false),
Hit control+d.
Hit tab this will put you on the "can be attached to key" check box, this
should be checked, if it is not hit "space bar" to check it.
Hit tab this will take you to the "synopsis" where you can put in a short
description if you want.
Tab to the "assign short cut key" field and press the keystroke you want
use for the script. Such as Control+Shift+P.
Tab to the okay button and enter. This will take you back to the script
Press control+S to compile your changes.
Press Alt-F4 to close the script editor


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Roger
Sent: Wednesday, 28 November 2018 7:07 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS Scripts - Are they interpreted or compiled?

I haven't heard of this particular script.

Just to verify, is this a third-party script for which you were
provided with the .jsb file? If so, please make sure you can locate
the file in the following location:
Scientific\JAWS\2019\Settings\enu If you have the .jss and/or .jsh
file, you should probably show it to someone who knows how to read it
to verify that it's not calling on a particular script or function or
something that's been moved around in JAWS 2019.

On 11/28/18, Tom <tomcat509@...> wrote:
Using: W10 64 bit and Jaws 2019.


I have experienced a problem with the punctuation script since
from Jaws 2018 to 2019.

Under 2018, the script could be run from anywhere on the system but
changing to 2019, the only place the script works is when it is run from
desktop. If I am in a folder on another drive say, hitting shift
Jaws says, "unknown script call to".

If I still wish to change the punctuation level then it is a trip back
the Desktop and try again.


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