[bksvol-discuss] Re: Another Question for Braille Readers

Hi:
I can answer for the "Victor reader stream" no blank lines are not read between 
paragraphs.
HTH,
George R. Marshall
marshall.geoma4@xxxxxxxxx
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Carrie Karnos 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 8:57 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Another Question for Braille Readers


  I thought I said that multiple blank lines would be removed until there was a 
blank line between paragraphs, or add one if there was no blank line between 
paragraphs.  In any event, I was wrong.  I just checked the XML and HTML 
versions of a file and the display shows blank lines, but when I highlight the 
text, the blank lines are not highlighted. This means that there are no blank 
lines between paragraphs, it just looks like it in the display. Claire just 
stopped by and said that maybe there are blank lines, they're just not being 
highlighted.
  What about Victor Reader Soft and other programs like that?  Do they 
recognize blank lines between paragraphs?

  Now more confused than ever, Carrie


  ----- Original Message ----
  From: Allison Hilliker <hillikera@xxxxxxxxx>
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 5:26:17 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Another Question for Braille Readers

  Hi Mayrie,

  Actually, I wondered about this before posting this message.  I asked Carrie
  whether or not the stripper would remove blank lines from inside the texts
  and she said it would not.  So since the blanks will be retained, I thought
  I'd ask folks if they liked the blanks.

  I'm glad you brought up this question though, it was the one I had myself.

  Best,
  Allison



  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mrenae@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 3:01 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Another Question for Braille Readers


  > Hi Allison,
  >
  >        I think that your blank lines will be removed by the stripper
  > when the book is prepared for daisy and braille.  So, I'm not sure that
  > our opinions matter.
  >
  > Peace,
  > Mayrie
  >
  > At 12:50 PM 5/19/2008, you wrote:
  >>Hi Everyone,
  >>
  >>I do read Braille, but I don't always know if my own opinion reflects that
  >>of the majority, so once in a while I ask questions here.
  >>
  >>I'm validating a book that has a lot of headings and almost no blank lines
  >>separating them.  I know that when I'm rereading hardcopy Braille, it's
  >>great
  >>to have the headings separated with blank lines, but the experience isn't
  >>the same with a Braille display.  Do those of you reading with displays
  >>still like to have the headings separated by blank lines?  I've been doing
  >>that, but if it doesn't make a big difference then I won't.  Also, what
  >>about numbered lists, do you like a blank line after each numbered item?
  >>How about bulleted lists?  I've been changing the bullets into stars upon
  >>the suggestion of many of you on this list, but I hadn't asked about the
  >>blank lines before.
  >>
  >>All feedback is welcome.  It won't lead to any official Bookshare policy,
  >>this is just for my own reference.
  >>
  >>Thanks,
  >>
  >>Allison
  >>
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