Re: Is there a way to not have Vocalizer substitute what it thinks works for abbreviations?


Richard Turner
 

Mike,

These are good instructions.

Sadly, the Nathan voice ignores those settings.

I’ve tried it with expand abbreviations uncheck and checked and the same with the one below that for acronym’s, and Nathan always says good instead of gd, so Nathan must be a braille reader, 😁.

 

 

Richard

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:32 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a way to not have Vocalizer substitute what it thinks works for abbreviations?

 

Hi Steve,

 

Jaws does have an option to expand abbreviations or not, it's in the Settings Center, in both the applications Settings Center and Settings Center default all applications.  Look here.

1. Insert + 6, to open the Settings Center while in an specific application, or then press, Control, shift + D, for default all applications.

 

2. Down arrow to, Web / HTML / PDFs closed, and right arrow to open.

 

3. Down arrow to, Reading closed, and right arrow to open.

 

4. Down arrow to, Expand Abbreviations, and there you go.


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!

----- Original Message -----

From: Steve Nutt

Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:55 AM

Subject: Re: Is there a way to not have Vocalizer substitute what it thinks works for abbreviations?

 

Hi David,

 

I wish JAWS would have an option to not expand abbreviations.

 

If you buy CodeFactory’s version of Vocalizer, it has a setting in its own settings to disable abbreviation expansion.  Apparently, it is a screen reader flag, so JAWS should be able to do it.

 

All the best


Steve

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: 16 September 2020 11:35
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a way to not have Vocalizer substitute what it thinks works for abbreviations?

 

The fact is that these modern, human-sounding synthesizers are absolutely notorious for doing this. To me it's maddening as I don't want my reader, human or synthetic, to substitute what's on the screen for what it thinks are the correct replacements based on commonly used abbreviations. This is one reason why there will always be a place for voices like Eloquence and ESpeak. 

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
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On 9/15/2020 11:38 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:

What did you use in the dictionary?

You could try a regular expression match on:  GD-(\d{1,})    and replace with Gee Dee \1
This should make GD- followed by one or more numeric digits read as Gee Dee followed by the actual number that the string of digits represents.
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