[bct] Re: test message and warning

  • From: "Cary" <cary@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 16:52:10 -0700

yes it crashed my jaws as well, twice in fact.  Finally I switched synthesizers 
and turned on Laura, one of the Acapela voices from Nextup.  Thankfully that 
word doesn't crash those tts voices.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ray Foret Jr. 
  To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 4:45 PM
  Subject: [bct] Re: test message and warning

  You were not the only one to receive such a message.  I too received it.  
Good thing I had the Neo speech Paul to switch too so I could deal with it.  
Who ever's out there must surely still be on the lose...or else, we're dealing 
with a group of individuals who are trying to cause a massive denial of 
service, or headaches or something worse.  Either way, it's clear we are being 

  Sincerely yours,
  The Constantly Barefoot,
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  God bless President George W. Bush!
  God bless our troops!
  and God bless America
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  To: bct 
  Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 5:37 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 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
  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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