[duxhelp] Re: Bolding, underlining, italics etc

  • From: "Jack Maartman" <jmaartman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 06:51:42 -0700

specifically what code and for that matter what translation table are we
talking about here.

Jack

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christine Simpson" <simpsonc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 9:39 PM
Subject: [duxhelp] Bolding, underlining, italics etc


> Hello,
>
> I notice when using DBT beta 4, that DBT is still treating the importing
of
> bolded, underlined and italicised text wrongly when more than one of these
> conditions apply.  This has not yet been corrected.
>
> Eg:  if text is for exampled bolded and italicised, the translater uses
> both the opening and closing codes for both bolding and italics thus
giving
> a string of dots 46 four times before the first word and twice before the
> fourth, or subsequent word.
>
> I know that currently in Braille, bolding, italics and underlining are all
> indicated in the same way with the use of the dots 46, but surely, DBT can
> be programmed to look for combinations of these and if found, surpress
> additional codes.
>
> It is nothing short of rediculous to read strings of dots 46 before words,
> when in Braille they are currently doing nothing more than giving emphasis
> to the words concerned as the reader does not know how those words were
> presented in print other than the fact that they were intended to be
> emphasised and consequently to stand out.
>
>
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