[bct] Re: test message and warning

  • From: "Clement Chou" <chou.clement@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 15:50:54 -0800

Happens to me too. For JAWS 7, that word has the added adddition of i n g. Be 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jenny Axler 
  To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 3:44 PM
  Subject: [bct] Re: test message and warning

  I got this e-mail also, and it did read it, but did not crash.  however, i am 
not using eloquence for speech, and I was told that it is eloquence 
specifically that will crash.  This e-mail came from one of darrell's addresses 
I think, not darrell himself for sure, i don't mean that.  It's got to be our 
same little friend.  Is there some legal action that can be taken here?  this 
is getting ridiculous, and it is absolutely apparent that he is targetting this 


    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    To: bct 
    Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 3:37 PM
    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 

    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
    E-mail: maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Skype name: mkemerson
    Podcast web site: http://www.emerson.libsyn.com
    Podcast feed: emerson.libsyn.com/rss

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