[bct] Hints for the JAWS dictionary

  • From: "Neal Ewers" <neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bct" <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 12:26:13 -0600

What I didn't point out very well in the last message on this is that
the asterisk serves as a wild card in the JAWS dictionary.  This is why
the instructions in the message that follows work.
Let's say there is a word you want to enter in the JAWS dictionary like
"Jump."  Of course, you wouldn't want to use this word, but it is a good
example.  You can actually have the first word in the dictionary be
"jump*" without the quotes.  You can then replace the word with either
another word, or with a sound.  Let's say you replaced it with a sound,
and you were reading a file that had the following words:  jump,
jumping, jumped, and jumps. When you read that sentence, the only thing
you would hear would be the sound for the part of the word that used to
be jump followed by the sound of the ending part of the word.  Now, the
synthesizer is no longer speaking the actual word jump, just the
endings.  I think you get my drift.

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