[duxhelp] Re: Help: Language Translation Tables

  • From: "Christian Coudert" <ch.coudert@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2004 15:14:13 +0200

I answer to Jack separately, this subject not being related to DBT.
----- Message d'origine -----
De : "Jack Maartman" <jmaartman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
À : <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Envoyé : jeudi 3 juin 2004 21:21
Objet : [duxhelp] Re: Help: Language Translation Tables


Hi Christian:

I have been wanting to ask this for some time. If I remember my abrege
aright, any capitalized words other than at the start of a sentence, should
be spelled out.  Does this mean that one has to go over a document with a
fine toothe comb, to spot all such occurrences. The braille I learned was
Quebec usage, but at that time, I naively felt that French braille was
invariable, that it was so cleverly constructed, and the rules would would
never need to change.

A grad student at l'universite de Montreal, Carmen Fontaine, did an analysis
of Abrege, and sent me her thesis in WordPerfect, which I could send you.
She proposes some changes to simplify the system, however, she doesn't read
braille.  I have been threatening to translate a precis for Joe that
appeared in a publication of the l'Institut Nazareth et Louis Braille.

Let me know if you want it.

Jack


----- Original Message -----
From: "Christian Coudert" <ch.coudert@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 6:57 AM
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Help: Language Translation Tables


> Hello George and all:
>
> Thanks for this enormous work!!! Now you are allowed to sleep (French
grin).
>
> Would you please tell me if we in France can begin to translate the file
or is
> it better to wait for a definitive document -- because of potential
> modifications that you could insert in the present document?
>
> Thanks for your advice.
>
> Christian
> ----- Message d'origine -----
> De : "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> À : <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Envoyé : jeudi 3 juin 2004 01:12
> Objet : [duxhelp] Help: Language Translation Tables
>
>
> I've completed a first draft of the Language Translation Tables section
> of the Help files, which should be in tomorrow's autobuild (3rd June) -
> and eventually in the next Beta.
>
> I have also generated a Word 2003 file, compiled directly from the Help
> files, which you can download from the Duxbury Systems Partners Pages,
> Beta Section.  It's around 500k, and is not zipped.
>
> I have not at this point attempted to generate any braille from the Word
> file, for the sole reason that it's late, and I do occasionally have to
> sleep.
>
> The file is in American Letter size format (11 inches by 8.5 inches),
> and contains a basic Table of Contents and an Index.  I'm hoping it will
> transport to other system word-wide.
>
> Sighted readers will note that I have included what I hope are relevant
> national flags with each of the topics, as much to enhance to visual
> appearance, as anything else.  Screen readers users will note that I've
> also been stupid enough to forget to Alt Tag the flags in the Help
> files, but I will rectify this serious omission when my batteries are
> recharged.
>
> I'd very much appreciate some feedback, especially on the Word document.
> Duxbury has been severely chastised on the Duxuser list over the lack of
> accessible documentation, and I am attempting to rectify this with 10.5.
> Hence I'm hoping your input will help mould how the rest of the
> documentation is produced and presented.
>
> At this stage, please don't ask for files in plain text, XML, HTML,
> DAISY/NISO, or a left handed giggle-sprocket.  Miracles may take just a
> shade longer.
>
> If you feel your comments won't pass the list censors, please feel free
> to write privately to be at george@xxxxxxxxxx
>
> All the best,
>
> George Bell.
>
>
>
>
>
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