[duxhelp] Re: Optional hyphens

  • From: "Michael Surato" <suratomi@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 13:17:13 -0400

Clipbook file as requested.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Sullivan
> Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 12:55 PM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Optional hyphens
> 
> Mike & Michael,
> 
> There is, should you care to explore it, a clipboard viewer 
> program supplied with Windows XP.  This program can be run by 
> entering "clipbrd.exe" at the Start, Run prompt.
> 
> I believe that, were Michael to run that program, he could 
> save the contents of his clipboard just before attemping the 
> paste into DBT.  He could then e-mail the clipboard contents 
> file to Mike, who could open it and then paste into DBT to 
> see the problem firsthand.
> 
> The ClipBook Viewer, as this program is called, requires that 
> a service be running in order for it to work.  However, for 
> somebody with a bit of IT know-how, as you two definitely 
> have, this shouldn't be a problem.
> 
> - Peter 
> 
> -----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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