[duxhelp] Re: Shortcut preferences

  • From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 11:39:09 -0400

George,

Thanks for weighing in.  I'll add the colon and draft a note to be sure that
the same thing happens in the German localization.  Other localizers will be
more-or-less automatically notified of this change, and can add a colon to
other languages.

Look for the change in beta 4.

- Peter 

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 11:33 AM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Shortcut preferences

Hi Peter,

It is a generally accepted practice by screen readers to associate text
adjacent to a text box as being a Label if it has a colon after it.  I
rather suspect that adding a colon will resolve the issue.

(And knowing the implications of this in the Strings system, I shall openly
state here that I refuse all responsibility for your increased blood
pressure if I'm proved wrong! - Big Smile!)

George.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Sullivan
> Sent: 27 May 2004 16:14
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Shortcut preferences
> 
> Hello Émile,
> 
> You report having problems associating labels with edit controls only 
> in the Shortcut Preferences dialog, but no other dialog.  In this I 
> assume that you include the Edit, Replace dialog.
> 
> What puzzles me is that none of our dialogs uses any particular 
> technique other than hopefully-logical layout to cause a screen reader 
> to associate a label with an edit field.  The layout of the Edit, 
> Replace dialog and the Shortcut Preferences dialog is quite similar.  
> But the labels in the Edit, Replace dialog end with a colon, whereas 
> those in the Shortcut Preferences dialog do not.  Perhaps this is a 
> context clue to the screen reader.  Does this odd theory sound 
> familiar to you (or to anybody else who has read this far)?
> 
> - Peter
> 
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