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


Steve Nutt
 

Then I would say JAWS isn't throwing the correct switch, it is as Brian V
suggests, just interpreting its own abbreviations.

CodeFactory does it globally, and doesn't need to know what screen reader
you are using. It does it at the synth level. Acapela can do this too.

All the best

Steve

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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Covici
Sent: 16 September 2020 20:19
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a way to not have Vocalizer substitute what it thinks
works for abbreviations?

Even with the setting off, I still get some expansions, obviously done by
the synthesizer.

On Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:32:06 -0400,
Mike B wrote:

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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
To: main@jfw.groups.io
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 SpecialistJAWS
Certified,
2019 WWW.DavidGoldfield.orgOn 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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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome
it.
~ Lawrence Krauss








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