moderated Re: Possible Punctuation Bug

Bill White

Hi, Mike. Dennis isn't drawing attention to the fact that the punctuation is spoken. The bug he is reporting is that the punctuation symbols are being spoken multiple times.


Bill White




From: [] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2022 2:23 PM
Subject: Re: Possible Punctuation Bug


Hi Dennis,


Jaws Quick Settings and Custommize Settings handles punctuation symbols differently.  Below is an explanation.


This is a note on the difference between changing punctuation settings in Jaws quick settings, Insert + V, & customize punctuation in the Settings Center default all applications.  They work backwards from one another.


When setting punctuation in Jaws quick settings, this controls the amount of punctuation JAWS will speak / recognize.  The default setting is most.  To hear less
punctuation spoken you would select some or none.


When making changes in the customize punctuation list, this basically tells Jaws how much of a selected punctuation mark to ignore.  If you do not want
Jaws to speak/recognize a particular punctuation mark you want to choose the
" all " selection.  You will have 4 radio buttons to arrow up or down
through.  They are none, some, most, & all.  In these selections they work
backwards than what you would think.  For example;  If you choose " none "
for the dollar sign, Jaws will speak / recognize every dollar sign in
whatever you are reading.  On the other hand, if you choose the " all "
radio button, Jaws will not speak / recognize any dollar signs.


Summary:  In short the Jaws quick settings tells Jaws what punctuation to recognize / speak, & in the Settings Center default all applications / Customize
Punctuation settings, tells Jaws what punctuation to ignore / not speak.  Hence, they work backwards from each other.
Hope this helps some of you understand the differences between the 2
punctuation setting options.
Take care.
FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION! It comes bundled with the software. 


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

Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2022 9:48 AM

Subject: Possible Punctuation Bug


Can someone try the following and see if you get the same reaction?


  1. Load the Settings Center and select Punctuation, then Customize Punctuation…
  2. 2.  You’ll be placed in the list of punctuation with the layout of
  3. Punctuation character, text name of that character, and the punctuation mode for that character
  4. Arrow down the list until you get to one of the following characters.
  5. Number, dollar, and, percent, at
  6. 3. Set the mode for these characters to “none,” then tab to and select Ok.
  7. Then tab to and select “Apply.”

4. Repeat step#1 and arrow dow the list.  Do those characters speak twice

So instead of

Number, the character itself,

Then number, the text name,

Then none, the mode,

I get the character announced twice, then the text name, then the mode, such as,

Number number number none

At at at none

Dollar dollar dollar none

Percent percent percent none

And and and none


Anyone else get this?



Dennis T. Brown



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