[duxhelp] Re: Fw: fossils:

  • From: "Jack Maartman" <jmaartman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 13:56:59 -0800

I think it supports win98, or at least the Demo does, unless I've got 7.0. I
don't use JFW, unless someone asks me something about it.

Jack


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> And it is interesting to note that JAWS 7.1 no longer
> supports Windows 98, or even Windows Millennium!
>
> They are history.
>
> George.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter
> Sullivan
> Sent: 20 March 2006 21:16
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Fw: fossils:
>
> Jack,
>
> We do plan to work on HTML/XML importing issues.  What we
> don't cover during
> this beta we'll get to in time.
>
> However, we no longer will be updating (or even selling) or
> MS-DOS
> translator.  It is more than enough work to maintain
> compatibility with
> Windows 98.
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Peter
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Jack Maartman
> Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 4:29 PM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Fw: fossils:
>
> I sent this to to David on Friday instead of the list.  Let
> me know, if as I
> imagine, modifications to translation tables are not on our
> agenda.  If I
> can import all the new translation and format/hyphenation
> tables into the
> build for dos, so much the better  The dos version is a good
> adjunct to
> nfbtrans, especially for languages other than English, where
> 286/386 or even
> xt machines are being used.  Original follows.
>
> .
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jack Maartman <mailto:jmaartman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: David Holladay <mailto:david@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 8:06 PM
> Subject: fossils:
>
> Hi all, especially Peter, and Joe should he monitor once and
> a while:
>
> Joe was good enough to give me a version of DBT for MS-dos,
> as part of my
> research license.
>
> Nobody seems to pay attention to dos anymore, although, I
> suspect in the
> developing world it might be used a bit more than where
> computer power is
> for the taking.
>
> DBT purports to work transparently across platforms.  I, as
> one who still
> loves and uses ms-dos, would like to use the dos version
> whenever possible,
> to do any trouble-shooting, before running the final in
> windows.
>
> I am using a rapidly degrading version of win 98.  My ISP
> sagely suggested
> to me, that although I would probably never like windows, I
> would eventually
> get used to it. I live in a very isolated rural community,
> running
> Window-Eyes, which has never been as fully supported as JFW,
> in spite of the
> good offices of Don Breda.  I suspect this is largely due to
> GWMicro's
> indifference.  I am self-taught in windows, which means that
> I am missing
> half the jargon. I learned enough jaws to tutor Dr. Abraham
> Nemeth in some
> of the basics, and although JFW's mouse simulation does not
> appear to be as
> intuitive as Wineyes' it still seems to work.
>
> As a DBT beta-tester , I am chiefly interested in
> portability
> cross-platform, and above all to determine DBT's limitations
> when importing
> .html and .xml files.  There are a number of codes that
> appear simply to be
> not supported, even though .dbt allows one to save in .sgml.
> I am very
> fortunate in having a shell account on a linux system, and
> I'd find an older
> build for linux useful.  Another issue is how easily one can
> tweak languages
> with translation tables, E.G. Arabic, Hebrew, and those
> based on cyrrilic
> scripts into working, without having to use MS-Word patches.
> The version of
> word I have is a pirate installed from a corrupt CD, and it
> barely performs.
>
> Most of my multilingual material comes directly from .html
> files found on
> the web. If these are written in UTF-8 DBT seems to do a
> reasonable import,
> although often full of asterisks from any translation table
> that doesn't
> understand the symbols be they .html entity references, or
> unrecognized
> UTF-8 characters.  It will, however not recognize a plain
> text file in UTF-8
> at all.
>
> These matters may seem trivial or irrelevant at a glance.
> One should,
> however, bare in mind that the web is the richest source of
> information for
> a braille reader, and I know from having a gross hearing
> loss that immediate
> translation of such material to braille especially to be
> read using a
> braille notetaker is almost simultaneous to real
> accessibility.  What I find
> useful with Dos or linux systems is that you are put
> unceremoniously back at
> a prompt, if things don't work as they should.
>
> Cheers
>
> zJack
>
>
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