[bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanning Three Cookbooks

HI Kim,
 
Sometimes your seeing the old-fashioned slash in braille is completely due
to a setting in your screen reader's interpretation of braille.  I can't
remember what the change was that we made here, but with one set of settings
for the braille display, the fractions read as I want them to, and with the
other, they read as you don't like.
 
Just a thought.
 
Mayrie
 
 

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kim Friedman
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2009 8:08 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanning Three Cookbooks


Hi, Carrie, for the teaspoon measure, I'm accustomed to see tap or 1 tsp.
I've also been accustomed to see tbsp1, 1 tbsp. or 1 tbs. I have a problem
with the slash because in Braille, I see it looks like ( dots 4-5-6, dots
3-4 [this second dot combination is called a slash or S-T sign]). Ideally, I
shouldn't see the first dot combination between 3 and 4, just 3, S-T sign,
4. I don't know if this makes sense to you, Carrie, but that's one thing
that bugs me about the Braille translation thing at Bookshare. I'm very
picky about how Braille looks, so this message may make you scratch your
head wondering: "What is she going on about?" What I'm trying to say is that
dots 4-5-6 before the slash isn't (or hasn't been) used in standard Grade 2
English Braille and adds to extraneous stuff that isn't needed. Regards,
Kim.      

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From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Carrie Karnos
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2009 7:49 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanning Three Cookbooks


The other one to watch out for is 1 t. and 1 T. If you're listening to the
recipe, it's hard to tell what the measurement is. 1 tsp. and 1 tbsp. are
better, but I imagine that spelling the word out is best: 1 teaspoon and 1
tablespoon.
I've heard that the 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 symbols in Microsoft Word are
interpreted as asterisks with some Braille readers. Is this correct?
Are there any other little gotchas to look out for?
Thanks! Carrie


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From: "Jamie Yates, CPhT" <mirxtech@xxxxxxxxx>
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sun, December 27, 2009 7:30:30 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanning Three Cookbooks


Thanks for the good tip about C being interpreted as can instead of cup. I
didn't know that and plan to do some more cookbooks, of course, so this is
good info to know.

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