Is Lissi right in what she says about two dashes instead of an em dash being easier to read in braile? What about with Daisy? What should I be doing, em dash or double dash? Cindy --- Estelnalissi <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Dear Jake, > > Your directions worked perfectly! I'm levitating! We > all know I'm not the > fastest barge on the canal when it comes to > computers, but your instructions > put those m dashes exactly where I needed them. > > The M dash will be especially easy to remember > because it's insert 4 as you > said for jaws, and then tapping e 4 times to reach m > dash and enter not even > having to go to OK! > > Also exciting is the fact I saw a slew of items > listed in the insert 4 > dialogue box which may turn out to be useful!! > > The book I'm working on is an Irish memoir. Instead > of using quotes or > apostrophes, there's a dash or m dash before all > quotes and no mark to show > the end of the quote. It's plain in print because > quotes are inserted > farther than the narrative, but I think braille > readers will quickly catch > the pattern. > > While blissfully making my corrections with the new > command, I noticed that > the scanner read these unique indications of quotes > as dash about half of > the time and M dash the other half with some minus > signs thrown in for > variety. The mixture was random so I made a command > decision to use the > simpler dash to indicate quotes. I'm on page 27 now > and all quotes are > uniformly indicated with a single dash, easier for > me and the reader. > > By the way, when this book is approved, I'm going to > mention that while > anyone interested in quirky humor, Irish culture and > recalling life from > 1959 through 1960 something will like this book, but > the POV, and the > father, a kind of hero to the author will really > appeal to the gritty guys > among the members. I'm entranced, but regularly > amused in spite of myself > and grossed out, too. > > Always with love, > > Lissi > > Thanks for helping me to enjoy another break > through! > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Jake Brownell" <jabrown@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 6:52 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: M dash, how to make > it? > > > > Hi Lissi, > > There are two easy ways to insert an em-dash > > > > If you're using Microsoft Word, you can press > CTRL+ALT+the minus sign on > > the numpad. > > > > If you're using JAWS, you can press INSERT+4 (the > 4 on the regular > > keyboard) and you'll get a list of symbols. Press > the letter e a few times > > and you'll find em dash, then press enter. > > > > That's all there is to it. > > > > Jake > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: "Estelnalissi" <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > > Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 5:16 PM > > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] M dash, how to make it? > > > > > >> Dear Volunteer Friends, > >> > >> There was a discussion here about making that > long dash called m dash by > >> Jaws using microsoft word while validating an RTF > file. How to make it > >> with other programs might have been mentioned, > too. > >> > >> What I mostly remember is that it was suggested > that just using 2 dashes > >> comes out better for the braille reader in > Bookshare's BRF file of a > >> book. So, I decided that when I had a choice, I'd > use 2 dashes. > >> > >> However, the book I'm validating is already > packed with m dashes, so if I > >> fix one, I thought it should match them. > >> > >> How do I make an m dash? Occasionally jaws calls > an m dash a minus, and I > >> want to replace the minus signs with m dashes. If > anyone can point me to > >> the answer or remind me how to do this, I'd > appreciate it and save the > >> information in my Bookshare Tips file. > >> > >> While I wait to hear about this, I'll mark the > spot and go on. I'm only > >> on page 12, but this book really motivates me to > make good progress. > >> > >> Hope all of your current endeavors are going > swimmingly. - Smile > >> > >> Always with love, > >> > >> Lissi > >> To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email > to > >> bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >> put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the > subject line. 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