[duxhelp] Re: Beta Testing

  • From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 11:37:06 -0400

John,

I've been pretty tied up getting beta 4 ready.  With that now out of the
way, I'll have a look at this and a few other issues that have been reported
to me over the last week.

Caret placement problems have been the bane of our existence to date, and
are one of the major reasons that we've wanted a high-intensity beta test
program for DBT 10.5.

The other problem is one that I do know about, and believe that we can
solve.  We only hit it here when I've done about 1000 translations (we use
automated tools to stress-test DBT).  The large number of repetitions I've
needed to get this problem, coupled with the fact that I hadn't heard about
it in the "real world" made me consider it to be a low-priority.  But now
that I know it can happen when it matters, I'll try to get it resolved soon.

- Peter

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Subject: [duxhelp] Beta Testing


This is John Hemphill with a couple of observations.

Regarding the display for the hard space, which now takes up only one space
now, instead of three. This works well with the codes turned off, but when
the codes are on and the hard space is used, it shifts the cursor position a
couple of spaces to the right and shows the cursor in the middle of a
character instead of before it. When you try to edit the document, you don't
know where the cursor is located.

I have also had a different problem on two different occasions. When I
translate a print file the braille document comes up with an unreadable
screen display. It shows braille dots, but they are greatly elnarged and all
run together. The translated line at the bottom is partially visible, and
seems to be correct. In order to continue I have to reboot.
This is not a font problem--displaying the ASCII characters. That I have no
problem with, since I use this format regularly when I need to input in
direct braille. 
If I encounter this problem again, I will try to remember what I was doing
just before it happened to help find out what's going on.

Thank you so very much for using shading to set off the codes, instead of
displaying them in red. For us red-green colorblind users, this is a big
improvement. Now I can see the codes at a glance.

John Hemphill



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