[duxhelp] Re: Codes: [lps] and [lpr]

  • From: "Jack Maartman" <jmaartman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 05:22:05 -0800

Hi George:

I am a bit unclear how your example would look on the braille page.  I can't
get my mind around this one.  When I think of looking to the right margin, I
am thinking something in sequence, so if a particular term were to displayed
in an altered type-face, my attention might well be brought to it, but
perhaps along with other italicized or bolded terms.

As this concept is to say the least, highly innovative, is there any chance
you could attach a small document illustrating this concept.  Let us say
that more than one turm needs to stand out, and you could have as many as
you like.  What throws me here, is that generally I think of numbers in the
right margin as contiguous.  Putting something else there, without a
transcribers note is alien  to me.  It might give BAUK and BANa nightmares,
but so what.  Finally if the term is long, does this get duplicated in the
same line.  You could use in theory any empty space in any margin to convey
this kind of information and in a real sense with this kind of ingenuity,
the sky is the limit.

Have you a tacky little pamphlet about the benefiscence of TECHNO-VISION
SYSTEMS, where that word replaces any and every pronoun in the text.

At <i>TECHNO-VISION SYSTEMS, LTD, INC, unlimited</i> we do it all for you,
within reason.  <i>Techno-Vision Systems</i>, is the only company that has
ever... Unlike <i> Duxbury Systems,<i> who has a history of ...

I want to quickly find all the occurrences of the six other companies you
mention in this long document. I would go with a period or underline in the
right margin by itself, just to indicate that techno-vision, is wearing a
suit and tie.  Bana would probably want to have a special transcription
symbol to enclose this.

On scrutiny, your idea sounds intriguing.

Good lukc, you have my undying support

Jack
 ----- Original Message ----- 
From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <duxuser@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 5:32 AM
Subject: [duxhelp] Codes: [lps] and [lpr]


> Hi Pascale and Duxusers,
>
> In answering the following question, I thought other users
> might be interested in the answer.  I am also indebted to
> Warren for coming up with a good, practical example of use.
>
> "Codes [lps] and [lpr]:
> I understand what they do, but not when they can be useful.
> I read the example in the Help menu, but it is not clear..."
>
> Just to clarify, these codes cause a specific piece of text
> to be forced over to a given tab position.
>
> Suppose that we want to have a means of highlighting where
> every occurrence of a specific word appears in text in a
> very large document.  In print, you might make that word
> bold, italic, underlined, a larger font size, or even all
> four.  Easy for a sighted person to pick out at a glance.
> We can emphasise the word in braille, but the braille reader
> would usually have to plough through the text of whole
> document.
>
> Alternatively, you might put a character, like an asterisk
> perhaps, in the right margin, and this is precisely what
> DBT's approach is.  The braille reader can then quickly skim
> down the right hand side of the page, and locate the line a
> word appears on.
>
> For example: (This assumes our embosser is set for a 40 cell
> line)
>
> [rm6]
> When you start to look more closely at how all the many
> Duxbury [lps][taa37]dxb[lpr]Codes work, they can sometimes
> be tricky to understand unless you have a good example.
>
> What we have done here is to set a right margin of 6 cells
> to provide room for the text.  Since I want to use this code
> to show where on the page the word "Duxbury" appears, the
> codes "[lps][taa37]dxb[lpr]" basically say, "Regardless of
> what text follows, put the letters dxb tabbed over, and
> beginning, in column 37."  In this example, "dxb" will
> appear on the second line of the paragraph.
>
> Now that I understand this Code myself, I can see all kinds
> of uses for it.  Highlighting specific items in school study
> material.  Legal documents where specifics need to be
> pointed out, such as where it might say in print, "Initial
> here".  Work documents involving a team of people who have
> different tasks to perform, where you could put people's
> initials in the right margin.
>
> I hope this explanation is clear, but as usual, if it's not,
> please ask again.
>
> All the best,
>
> George Bell.
>
>
>
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