Re: Are LaTex and PostScript accessible?

Interestingly enough, many - if not all - of the Greek characters are
given in the list of entries in the default JAWS dictionary File; though
not in the Microsoft Word application jdf.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill" <bill.cam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, December 24, 2004 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: Are LaTex and PostScript accessible?


post script, is that a program?


thought post script was a set of scalable fonts.

could see where an engineer student may want to use post script, more
popular on macs, because it probably includes all the scientific
notations.

though their is equivalent stuff that is not post script.

m s has its own scaleable fonts.
though word does not include scientific notation with such fonts by
default.


so word adds some scientific stuff with math type.

unfortunately think that is not accessable  in  word where one can buy
an
up grade to math type that comes with word that adds all the extra
scientific notation.

if m s was serious about access for the blind all this stuff would be
included in the o s so that all
programs could access more than the letters of the alphabet.

they not only need to add it but alow access to it via active
accessability
so screen readers can get at the info.
include the characters in the off screen model so jfw can pronounce
them.

so you have 2 issues.

first m s is adding more to word, like the greek alphabet.
but still has a way to go with respect to many missing symbols.

secondly even though the greek alphabet is in their jfw can not
pronounce it.

weather this is a jfw flaw or a m s flaw in not reporting to the off
screen
model i have not a clue.

do no that many screen reader companies have complained that m s does
not
support their own brain child active accessability in office to the
degree
they should.

jfw for that reason gets info about office through a differant method
than
active accessability.


bottom line is this, jfw could and should be able to pronounce the greek
alphabet.

not to mention scientific notation.

for me a feature like this added to jfw makes a lot more sense than the
bells and whistles their adding now.
granted it would take support from m s as well to pull this one off.

back to the fonts.

some printers have post script built into them.
be aware differant versions of post script exist.

so i suspect the real question is not weather or not he can use a
program
called post script but weather jfw can read the fonts in the application
and their i suspect the answer is no.
basing that on the fact jfw can not even read all the m s stuff.

still do not take my word on it.
give it a try.




bill










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