[duxhelp] Re: Optional hyphens

  • From: "Michael Surato" <suratomi@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 12:48:21 -0400

I am using Word 2003 on Windows XP pro. I have only pasted in the line
with the optional hyphens.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Gorse
> Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 12:44 PM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Optional hyphens
> 
> Michael,
> 
> I have just mostly fixed the problem you reported with 
> apostrophes not being translated correctly when pasting from 
> Word, but, when I paste your document, no character shows up 
> in DBT where the hyphen would be.  What operating system and 
> version of Word are you using?  (I'm using Word 2000 under XP 
> Pro.)  Could you send me a .dxp resulting from pasting your 
> document into DBT?
> 
> Thanks,
> -Mike
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Surato" <suratomi@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 9:54 AM
> 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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