Sarah Van Oosterwijck Assistive Technology Trainer http://home.earthlink.net/~netentity
If your punctuation level is set to "some" in Kurzweil 1000, then the speech engine is sent the text more or less unmodified, and it says what it wishes to say. VoiceText (also called NeoSpeech) tends not to pronounce standalone punctuation. IBM ViaVoice, on the other hand, does. So you would find that if you use IBM ViaVoice, it will read the punctuation.
If your punctuation level is set to "all", then, of course, the punctuation characters should always be read. That seems to be the case, at least with version 10 which is what I have on my system. It is certainly the case, even with earlier versions, when reading continuously. Moving a line at a time is sort of a special case, in that the message voice is usually used rather than the reading voice. Again, though, this seems to work correctly in version 10.
At 10:36 PM 8/4/2005, you wrote:Now that you mention it, it would be nice to have a setting that would
cause K1k to read things like slashes. That would make it easier to find
junk characters and get rid of them.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2005 9:21 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Reading stars within Kurzweil 1000
> It also refuses to read slashes, and backslashes even with Read all
> punctuation on, if I land on the line they are on.
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sarah Van Oosterwijck" <curiousentity@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Reading stars within Kurzweil 1000
> Kurzweil should read the three stars when you are reading > continuously. I
> don't know why it doesn't read them when you try to read the line they > are
> on when nothing else is on that line.
> You can read them character by character, though. It's not your > settings,
> it just behaves that way.
> Sarah Van Oosterwijck
> Assistive Technology Trainer
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