[bct] Re: test message and warning

  • From: Megan Kelly <mek55@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 20:43:51 -0500

Hi Hope,
Yes, it crashed mine, as well, and now jaws is acting rather strangely.

At 07:55 PM 3/18/2006, you wrote:
Hi Mary and list,
You were not, the only one, unfortunately. I have Jaws7, and I had to actually repair my current version, because my Jaws just wouldn't start, and I had a "freedom scientific" video intercept error. <ugh!>
I mean really, what did we ever do to deserve this?
I am in sympathy with anyone else who had this lovely problem, and I can only hope that no one else has to deal with it.

----- Original Message -----
From: <mailto:tifflblack@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>Tiffany Black
To: <mailto:blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 7:38 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: test message and warning

Hi. you can also get at the dictionary manager with insert d.

From: <mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of <mailto:maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 3:38 PM
To: bct
Subject: [bct] test message and warning

Hi list,

Hopefully this list is still working. I got a rather strange e-mail with a word in it that causes previous versions of Jaws, and Jaws 7 also, to break if you don't get into dictionary manager and replace it with a substitute word; I chose the word "junk" without the quotes. Since I have braille, I was able to turn speech off and catch the bad e-mail. I hope I was the only one to receive such a nasty trick. It came from somebody on speakeasy.com if I recall correctly; but I think it went to my junk folder so I doubt I have it any more. But it had the offending word at least twice in the subject line. It is seven letters and I can spell it with commas in between the letters. Whatever you do, do not, repeat, do not let Jaws pronounce it without commas. As long as there are spaces or punctuation, preferably both, when Jaws is reading, you're ok. It is:

c, a, e, s, u, r, e

This created a commotion with the blind people in IBM when we found out about it a yeear ago; it was like a virus specifically for Jaws users. I thought it had been fixed, but it broke Jaws 7 right after I saw the word in braille.

By all means, go into dictionary manager, push enter on add, type the word without commas or spaces, without proof reading it, tab till you see "substitute word" or some such item, type the word junk or something else, and then I think there is an OK button to press, and it will ask if you want to confirm the change; press enter on yes, and then when it goes back to the add box to add another word, press alt and F4 to get out.

Dictionary manager is a couple items below the configuration manager in the utilities menu.

 Mary Emerson
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