[duxhelp] Re: DBT 10.6 Beta Questionaire

  • From: "Jack Maartman" <jmaartman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 00:41:13 -0700

Question answers interspersed in the body of this message.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'Peter Sullivan'" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, July 14, 2006 8:51 AM
Subject: [duxhelp] DBT 10.6 Beta Questionaire


> Beta Testers,
>
> Thanks largely to all of your feedback, we do believe that DBT 10.6 is
> essentially ready-to-ship, though we'll hold off final decision on that
for
> at least a week.  Please have a look at RC2, now on the beta website.
>
> Please also take the time to answer the following questions.  You can send
> your responses directly to me: peter@xxxxxxxxxxx
>
> Your reponses will aid us in estimating the actual coverage we achieved
> during beta test.  None of the following questions need to be answered in
> great detail, thoroughness, or precision.
>
> Just give us your best quick answers.
>
> 1. Which operating systems did you use?
Windows 98.>

> 2. Did you do a network installation?
No.
>
> 3. What non-English tables did you use?
As many as I could. not the one's that used non-roman scripts except Greek.
>
> 4. What Duxbury-supplied templates did you use?
All of those associated with the translation tables I used.  These are
extremely useful, a great innovation.
>
> 5. What interface language (Global/Internationalization.) did you use with
> DBT?
English
   Did you use a screen reading program? If so, which program (and
> version) is it? (JAWS, Window-Eyes, other)
Window-eyes 4.2.  This works extremely with downwards compatibility, which
says a good deal for DBT.
>
> 6. If you use a screen reading program, did you use speech, refreshable
> Braille, or both?
Both.
>
> 7. Which embosser(s) did you use?   How was it connected (serial,
parallel,
> USB, network, or other)?  Was a special driver was used?
I sometimes simulated the Braille lite m40 as a generic embosser. Much more
expedient to emboss to file, however. I found that I didn't have to
configure my embosser when installing 10.6.
>
> 8. Did you produce Braille primarily for yourself or primarily for others?
I produced braille for myself. I'd give a lot to share the material for
others, but frankly what I produce is too esoteric.
>
> 9. Do you use Word or WordPerfect (which)?  Do you use SWIFT?
I would use swift, however my installation of Word is a bit broken. I am
working a lot with Kurzweil systems, and their file portability claims
produce very unsatisfactory results. DBT does a capital job in importing
word files. As long as the lang and charset attributes are specified the
HTML importer does a capital job. I don't know however if this is an
improvement over 10.5. Possibly the .html importer is, but I'd have to save
as dollar coded marked up text to compare.
, and certainly would use  word. Howev>
> 10. What formats did you import (Word, WordPerfect, XML, SGML, HTML, TeX,
> LaTeX, other)?
Everything except wordPerfect and Latex.  I am still trying to tweak DBT to
import .rtf files.
>
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