[duxhelp] Re: British code and roman numerals

  • From: "Jack Maartman" <jmaartman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 16:15:50 -0800

Many many thanks. I'll find something of value.

Jack

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 3:55 PM
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: British code and roman numerals


> Jack,
>
> We've tried to recruit beta testers who have particular expertise where we
> need particular questions answered or fixes verified.
>
> You're not such a one.  So we don't really have, and don't expect to have,
> any particular "assignments" for you.  Just let us know if you find
> something wrong or confusing.
>
> DBT 10.4 allowed for only one embosser.  DBT 10.5 allowed for many.
>
> You can copy templates from beta to beta, but I'm not sure why you'd want
> to.  For our part, we're not really interested in feedback about problems
> you might encounter when re-arranging software.  Just let us know, with
each
> beta posting, what you find with that one.
>
> For this release, we're not prioritizing any improvements to treating
> notetakers as embossers.  In the future, I expect that we will.  Then your
> particular setup and preferences will be very helpful.  For this release,
> I'm confident that you'll find something that helps us -- it just won't be
> embosser-related.
>
> - Peter
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On
> Behalf Of Jack Maartman
> Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 6:52 PM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: British code and roman numerals
>
> I guess, my question, would be, how can I help here, when the issues would
> naturally cluster around lay-out and embossing When I have no embosser and
> am using a very rapidly degrading version of win98.
>
> I am a bit confused about version history, probably found on the site. I
> can't remember whether the earliest version of DBT I got was 10.4 or 10.5.
> Was it 10.5 that didn't allow for multiple embossers.
>
> Can I copy over a template from the last beta into this one and have it
> recognized?
>
> My "embosser" is a little strange but works optimally for me. Each line is
> 38 cells wide ending with a <cr> only and strips out form-feeds, as
braille
> page breaks have no relevance to me.  I can't remember all the steps I
took
> to create this. I'd have it internalized if I were embossing everyday.
>
> I can use a notetaker as a simulated embosser, by simply dumping to a
file,
> however I don't see this to be very helpful, and the embosser would, I
think
> have to be generic.
>
> Jack
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 3:15 PM
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: British code and roman numerals
>
>
> > Jack,
> >
> > There's no reason to be circumspect.  Just don't expect a lot of
expertise
> > in this forum.  Our translation experts our working on these issues
mostly
> > in silence.
> >
> > - Peter
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On
> > Behalf Of Jack Maartman
> > Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 6:26 PM
> > To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [duxhelp] Re: British code and roman numerals
> >
> > I'll try to be as circumspect as I can about translation.  Unless Joe is
> > able to significantly address these issues for the next release.
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 2:48 PM
> > Subject: [duxhelp] Re: British code and roman numerals
> >
> >
> > > Jack,
> > >
> > > This question may best be addressed directly to Joe.  It is beyond my
> > > knowledge of translation details.
> > >
> > > I will bring it to his attention, as I will all translation problems
> > > reported "on list".  But I must generally simply pass these things on
> > > without comment back to the list.
> > >
> > > Best Regards,
> > >
> > > Peter
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > On
> > > Behalf Of Jack Maartman
> > > Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 6:01 PM
> > > To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Subject: [duxhelp] Re: British code and roman numerals
> > >
> > > What causes DBT to treat Roman numerals differently than any other
> letter
> > > groups, as far as translation? I can see where they might not do as
they
> > are
> > > told with respect to formatting.  It is amazing how much difference
use
> > and
> > > non-use of the capital sign  makes in writing and computing, where a
> good
> > > braille reader doesn't notice. I don't remember whether something I
read
> > is
> > > transcribed using BANA or BAUK rules from day to day. I might well be
> the
> > > only one on the list who is the only end user, as I am not in the
> business
> > > of producing braille.
> > >
> > > Jack
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: <duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 5:12 AM
> > > Subject: [duxhelp] Re: British code and roman numerals
> > >
> > >
> > > > Sorry I should have added that I was referring to the British code
in
> > > > the comment below.
> > > >
> > > > David Spybey
> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > > >
> > > > Sent: 21 March 2006 11:48
> > > > To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > > Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Attention, we are switching the DBT Beta list
> to
> > > > a new address
> > > >
> > > > It would be good to have roman numerals in bracket correct.
> > > >
> > > > (i) is ok but (ii) (iii) etc do not show the letter sign.
> > > > I think the letter sign is getting lost whenever there is more than
a
> > > > single symbol inside the brackets, ie it is treating it as a word or
a
> > > > sentence. Can exceptions be set for roman numerals?
> > > >
> > > > David Spybey
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