[duxhelp] Re: Optional hyphens

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  • Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 12:23:34 -0400

Proper or not, this has been the preferred method for getting text into
DBT for some time (years) in our shop.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Warren Figueiredo
> Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 12:19 PM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Optional hyphens
> 
> Is it proper to "paste" anything into Duxbury?
> I really didn't think that this was an option.
> Warren
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael Surato
> Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 8:54 AM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Optional hyphens
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Recently I have been made aware of another difference between 
> opening a document and a cut-and-paste operation. When a 
> document contains "optional hyphens" they are printed in 
> Braille as two cells containing dots 3 and 5 when 
> cut-and-pasted into a document, they are dropped when opening 
> the Word file directly. I have attached our current "torture"
> file for the beta process. This contains all of the 
> characters we have historically experienced problems with. In 
> this file there are some corrected errors as well as some 
> current issues. The corrected errors are tabs and quotes 
> (thank you very much). In addition to the optional hyphens, 
> the apostrophe character is still giving us some trouble. 
> When cut-and-pasted in, DBT translates this to two cells, one 
> cell is dots 3, 5, and 6 and the other is dot 6. This is 
> similar to a single ending quote, but the second cell is a 
> dot 6 rather than a dot 3. While this is still not an 
> apostrophe, I am wondering if this is a valid Braille 
> character at all, or if this represents two issues? If it is 
> a valid character, which character is it? 
> 
> This document was pasted into Beta 6. 
> 
> Thank you very much for working on this! The progress on 
> these issues are very much appreciated! 
> 
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> |            Michael Surato                 |
> |      Resource Center for Persons          |
> |           with Disabilities               |
> |      Michigan State University            |
> |            120 Bessey Hall                |
> |        East Lansing, MI 48824             |
> | Voice: (517) 353-9643 Fax: (517) 432-3191 |
> +-------------------------------------------+ 
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