[duxhelp] Re: Optional hyphens

  • From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 12:32:57 -0400

Warren,

We don't tend to label techniques as orthodox and heretical.  Some, of
course, are better supported than others.  That's all.

BTW, Mike has a fix for some of the problems Michael reported.  You should
see improvements with the smart quotes & apostrophes in pasted text for beta
7.

- Peter 

-----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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