moderated Re: Punctuation within links during Say All.

Adrian Spratt

A few thoughts.


When a comma or other punctuation follows a link, I believe JAWS sees it as if it were a comma following a space. In “some” punctuation, which is my standard setting, a comma will be read if it’s isolated from the word preceding it.


The same probably applies to closing quotation marks.


I can’t explain the St. Louis issue, unless it happens when what you encountered while reading in “say all” was St without a period.



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From: <> On Behalf Of Dennis Brown
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2022 7:27 PM
Subject: Re: Punctuation within links during Say All.


Yest, it’s been doing this for a while, but I’m not sure which build it started in.

And I have punctuation set to none on global and Say All punctuation settings.


From: <> On Behalf Of Armando Vias
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2022 6:28 PM
Subject: Re: Punctuation within links during Say All.


Update: that is weird. Have you tried restarting jaws?


On Jan 21, 2022, at 6:26 PM, Armando Vias <armando@...> wrote:

Hello. Hope that you’re having a good day so far. Have you checked your punctuation settings? Take care.


On Jan 21, 2022, at 6:03 PM, Dennis Brown <dennistbrown@...> wrote:

Is anyone having JAWS announcing punctuation within link text when using Say All?

If I read a document with several links separated by a comma, the comma gets read, as well as quotes, periods, etc.

The Say All punctuation setting is set to none, as well as the global punctuation.

Also, if I read a link with down arrow, or Say Line, the dictionary file for that application is processed, but in Say All, it isn’t.

For instance, if I read St. Louis, it reads as Street Louis, instead of Saint Louis, if I’m reading with Say All.

Using latest build of JAWS 2022 on Windows 11.

Anyone experiencing this?




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