moderated Re: Using hyphen


Dave Durber
 


Don:
 
JAWS is reporting the correct way that Outlook and Word produce the hyphen character by default. For example:
 
The short hyphen with a space on either side, is called an "n dash" because, the hyphen is the same width as a capital letter "n". This is the same as typing "space hyphen space".
 
the long hyphen with a space on either side, is called an "M dash" because, the hyphen is the same width as a capital letter "M". This is the same as typing "space hyphen hyphen space".
 

---- Original Message -----
From: Don Walls
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 7:22 PM
Subject: Re: Using hyphen

Is it perhaps not saying “on” but the letter “nn (as in Norman).  If you type a hyphen with a space each side of it, that’s what it reads.
 
Don
 
From: kevin meyers
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 11:20 AM
Subject: Using hyphen
 

 

Hello,

I’m using Windows10 , Jaws2021 and Outlook2021 most recent versions.

Since the most recent update with Jaws2021 I will use a hyphen and when it is between two letters with a space between it sounds like is saying on. I then delete it and it then says dash.

Here is an example:

Hello – goodbye

Does this say on between the words? Has anyone encountered this issue?

Below is an example when I type the same as above, then delete the hyphen and type it back in.

Hello - goodbye!

Thanks,

Kevin

 

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