[duxhelp] Re: More British code problems

  • From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 12:40:50 +0100

Hi David,

Just an observation re, "In a word-processed document spaces
are not seen in the print"

If you mean in Word, is it possible they would stand out of
you were using a fixed font, such as Courier?

George.

 

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter
Sullivan
Sent: 28 April 2006 06:46
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: More British code problems

David,

You are right to point out that the structure of the
original Word document is, in such cases, technically
incorrect.

Historically, this has caused problems for DBT users, at
least with certain braille codes.  The problems come up with
bold, italics, underline, and perhaps other emphases, but
not presumably with capitals.  (The importing and
translation of capitals is handled in a very significantly
different manner from emphases.)

On the assumption that such oddities in Word files are
common, we started, earlier in this beta cycle to attempt to
handle such issues.  The release notes from Beta 5 announce
this with the following obscure entry:
- DBT will now strip spaces before [fte] codes after
importing from a Word document. This should prevent
"dangling" end-italic indicators.

However, we're only stripping one or two spaces -- never
more.  The approach we're using requires that we choose a
number of spaces beyond which we won't fix the problem.  How
many spaces do you suppose that should be?

And, if you're using beta 5 or newer, and find that this
problem happens with one or two spaces only, then it will
help to get me a .doc file that you've prepared to
illustrate the problem.

Best Regards,

Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David
Spybey
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 6:56 AM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: More British code problems



Another British code problem has arisen.

In a word-processed document spaces are not seen in the
print and DBT correctly ignores them. However DBT is
treating spaces differently if they are italicised.

The example below 'This is a test    ' in italics with
several italic spaces
at the end. It shows how the closing italics sign is being
spaced from the preceding word.


..,? is a te/ .'

Whilst this error is really due to the error of the
originator of the print it would be better if it did not
occur. This error does not seem to occur if it is in
capitals, italic bold, or capital bold. 

David Spybey



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