[duxhelp] Re: Margin Bell

  • From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 12:18:44 -0400

Nice.

Or this one:

http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=221 

Now how is it that I was on that site for 1/2 hour last Thursday without
finding either of these?

- Peter

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Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 11:34 AM
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Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Margin Bell

How about http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=13722. 

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Sullivan
> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 10:57 AM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Margin Bell
> 
> George,
> 
> Starting with beta 5, the default tone should come through the sound 
> card, not the PC speaker.  And, at least on my computer, it does.
> 
> If you (or anybody) knows of a good "ding" sound that is 
> redistributable, we can package that into DBT.  We can even pay for 
> it, provided there's not royalty arrangement.
> (There's no way we're getting into a royalty agreement for a ding 
> sound.)  My own searches didn't turn up any appropriate sounds, so 
> we're using a sine wave tone generated in code at runtime.
> 
> One thing that you forgot in your explanation is that any non-zero 
> number is interpreted as a count of cells from the right margin at 
> which to sound the margin bell.  Thus, the larger the number the 
> sooner the bell sounds.
> 
> - Peter
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of George Bell
> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 4:57 AM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Margin Bell
> 
> In the hope I'm not teaching too many grandmothers how to suck eggs, I 
> thought I'd add an explanation about the enhanced margin Bell feature.
>  
> Essentially, when you are entering a braille document, you have the 
> option to set a margin bell in the same way as you have on a Perkins 
> Brailler.
> This is done via the Global menu, View Preferences dialog where you 
> can set a position at which the bell will sound.
> To disable this, set it to zero.
>  
> But in actual fact, it's not a bell, but a not very exciting beep 
> which usually comes through the PC's internal speaker.
>  
> However if you place a wave file called "margin.wav" into the Duxbury 
> program folder - in the case of Beta 5, probably:- c:\Program 
> Files\Duxbury\DBT 10.6 (Beta 5) it will play this instead.
>  
> You can use almost any .wav file you like, and in the case of the 
> attached, I found one on my system called "ding.wav", copied it to the 
> above folder, and renamed it to "margin.wav".  Now it sounds just like 
> a Perkins.
>  
> I'm sure many teachers will see the potential here when teaching 6 key 
> entry of using different bell sounds for their students, if only to 
> brighten up the lesson.
>  
> George.
> 
> 
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