[bksvol-discuss] Re: m-dashes

Hi Debbie,

Are you submitting or validating books? It only applies if you want the copy of the book that ends up in the Bookshare collection to read correctly in braille and you are the validator. If you are the submitter, you could leave this issue for the validator of your submissions to deal with, if you don't want to deal with it yourself.

Peace,
Mayrie

At 02:16 PM 5/8/2008, you wrote:
Thanks all for your responses.  I am sighted so I'm thinking this
doesn't apply??

Debbie



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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paula and
James Muysenberg
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2008 4:10 PM
To: Bkvol
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: m-dashes

    At the risk of prolonging the agony: I've discovered in the past few
months that some speech synthesizers also handle M-dashes poorly. Some
synths, when they encounter two words connected by an M-dash, will drop
the
first letter off the second word, making it hard to tell what the word
is
supposed to be. The problem goes away, when you replace M-dashes with
double
hyphens.

Paula

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From: "Ann Parsons" <akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2008 3:54 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: m-dashes


> Hi all,
>
> Let me just answer this one, as I dragged the monster from under the
> bed.  Debbie, we're talking about M-dashes those funny dashes that are
> longer than normal dashes.  We're not talking about single hyphens.
If
> you're using a screen reader, it will tell you when you get an m-dash.
> These symbols do not do well when the book is converted to braille,
and
> so it is best to replace them with two hyphens.
>
> I sure hope this doesn't spawn another three day marathon of messages!
> <chagrinned>
>
> Ann P.
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