Re: Bad Words for JAWS: Patch Released - Fred's Head Companionarticle

Hey Bobby, since yesterda they have updated the technical support notice.  I 
would go back and check the page and see if it has changed what you do if 
you are using 6.2
http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_support/BulletinView.cfm?QC=911

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "bobby blue" <blbobby3@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2006 7:39 AM
Subject: Re: Bad Words for JAWS: Patch Released - Fred's Head 
Companionarticle


I am using jaws 6.2, and didn't have an eloquence folder under the shared
folder.  So, to be on the safe side I created one and put the file in it.
If I notice anything different about the way jaws act because of this I'll
let the group know.

By the way, this is indeed a problem.  To test it out before I installed the
patch, I opened the .dct file in my favorite editor, textpad, and read
through the file.  At some point, jaws quit reading and I got the ding from
the computer telling me something had aborted--I assume it was jaws.

Actually, though I'm not condoning this person's actions sending out e-mails
with the offending words in it, but, I guess the blind have come of age in
the internet world--we have our very own virus (sort of), and, as is true of
all viruses, does nothing but show the juvenile self-centered thinking of
the sender.  But, for we the blind, this may be a milestone--we've received
a virus dedicated to us--Norton, avg, and any other virus scaner doesn't
know about it, but cooperation between the users and the vendor prevented it
from becoming a real problem.  Now, if they could... oh well, that's for
another day.

Thanks,
Bob


>From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: Re: Bad Words for JAWS: Patch Released - Fred's Head
>Companionarticle
>Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 13:00:53 -0800
>
>Well, I still say you're a major power user.  That's the glass half full
>way
>to say "I'm behind on these things and so I have all these programs
>installed."  Anyway, I'll assume that my putting the file into just one
>place will be sufficient.  Truth is, you don't ordinarily run into either
>of
>those goofy "words," anyway, except that there are pranksters who are
>sending out emails to some of us with these things in the emails, just to
>make trouble.  But that's something for a psychological study to find why
>someone would do this to other blind people.  The reality is, these things
>aren't such a threat because they hardly ever appear anywhere.
>
>Carry on.  Hope you're feeling reasonably well, and holding up.  Thanks for
>the good cheer and the helpful messages.
>Daniel
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Debbie Scales" <debbie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 12:42 PM
>Subject: Re: Bad Words for JAWS: Patch Released - Fred's Head
>Companionarticle
>
>
>I have the shared folder under
>C:\Program Files\Freedom Scientific\Shared\Eloquence\6.1
>I have 6.0, 7.0, and 7.1 installed.
>My thinking would be that there isn't an eloquence 7 or 7.1 folder because
>they are using a different technique.
>But I don't know, remember I was gone for a long time and when I left I
>think I was at 6.10.  I have only been back on the computer for about a
>motnh so I have a lot of catching up to do myself!
>Debbie
>
>  ----- Original Message -----
>From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 12:48 PM
>Subject: Re: Bad Words for JAWS: Patch Released - Fred's Head
>Companionarticle
>
>
>Hi Debbie,
>Thanks very much for directions to the page about the patch.  I downloaded
>and extracted it, and I have only one more question.  The instructions at
>the FS site tell you to copy the unzipped file into two folders.  First,
>the
>current version folder under c:\program files, etc., and also to c:\program
>files\freedom scientific\shared.  Well, I don't have an Eloquence  folder
>under the shared folder.  Am I right in guessing that this is fine, because
>I don't have another FS product that also uses Eloquence?if so, I guess
>I've
>done the patch correctly.  Thanks again.  Do you know if it's true that the
>offending word that resembles the name of the Roman emperors is the result
>of someone misspelling the medical word "seizure," pretty radically?
>Phonetically, I mean?Why would this happen, do you know?  It's really a
>long
>way from an ordinary spelling error, more like an English as a second
>language problem.  Is this something to do with the method of education for
>some Jaws users, for instance?
>
>Thanks again,
>Daniel
>you have any idea places----- Original Message -----
>From: "Debbie Scales" <debbie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 8:44 AM
>Subject: Re: Bad Words for JAWS: Patch Released - Fred's Head
>Companionarticle
>
>
>I *think* this is what you are looking for:
>http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_support/BulletinView.cfm?QC=911
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 11:36 AM
>Subject: Re: Bad Words for JAWS: Patch Released - Fred's Head
>Companionarticle
>
>
>Please, where on the Freedom Scientific site is this patch to be found?
>Thank you very much.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Alicia" <astarner@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 7:15 AM
>Subject: Re: Bad Words for JAWS: Patch Released - Fred's Head
>Companionarticle
>
>
>This is a true problem. There is a fix for it on the Freedom Scientific Web
>Pages.
>
>Alicia
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Jouie" <jouiecel27@xxxxxxxxx>
>To: "Forum" <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Cc: "'PC audio discussion list. '" <Pc-audio@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 11:57 PM
>Subject: FW: Bad Words for JAWS: Patch Released - Fred's Head
>Companionarticle
>
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > This message is sent to me privately. Haven't you received this? I don't
> > know about this. I really have no idea what is it all about. I hope if
> > ever
> > this is true, this post would become a warning.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: MICHAEL MCCARTY [mailto:mmccarty@xxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Friday, March 31, 2006 4:49 AM
> > To: acb-l@xxxxxxx; kentucky-acb@xxxxxxx; kentucky-acb-announce@xxxxxxx;
> > friends@xxxxxxxxxxxx; gduky@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; ksbalum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Bad Words for JAWS: Patch Released - Fred's Head
>Companionarticle
> >
> > Watch your in-box for emails from either jokerdog03@xxxxxxxxxxx or
> > jokerdog04@xxxxxxxxxxxx This address is sending out messages to email
> > lists
> > that contain misspelled words that cause JAWS and Magic to crash. When a
> > specific misspelling or typo of the word "seizure" and "have" is
> > encountered
> > by the Eloquence or ViaVoice synthesizer, the synthesizer will quit.
>This
> > can result in loss of speech and an error dialog.
> >
> > JAWS and MAGic use Eloquence as the default software synthesizer.
> > OpenBook uses ViaVoice and is not effected.
> >
> > To minimize the risk of the misspellings affecting you, a replacement
>file
> > is available for download for JAWS.
> > List of 5 items
> > 1. Download the following file and save it in an easily accessible
>folder
> > on
> > your hard drive.
> >
> >
>ftp://ftp.freedomscientific.com/users/hj/private/WebFiles/Tools/ELOQMAIN.ZIP
> >
> > 2. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to the location in which you saved
>the
> > .zip file and extract the contents.
> >
> > 3. Copy the file you just extracted to the following folders:
> >
> > a) C:\Program Files\Freedom Scientific\Shared\Eloquence\6.1
> > b) And to the folder where your product is installed:
> >
> > - The default installation folder for JAWS 6.0 and later is C:\Program
> > Files\Freedom Scientific\[PRODUCT]\[VERSION]. For example: C:\Program
> > Files\Freedom Scientific\JAWS\6.20 - Earlier versions of JAWS are by
> > default
> > installed in the root directory of your hard disk in a folder with the
> > same
> > name as the product. For example: C:\JAWS510, and so on.
> >
> > 4. If you are prompted to overwrite the existing file when you copy the
> > dictionary file into the program folder, choose Yes.
> >
> > 5. After adding this file, restart JAWS.
> > list end
> >
> > Freedom Scientific may update this patch as new information is
>discovered.
> > To insure that you always have the latest update, visit this
> > page:
> >
> > http://www.freedomsci.com/fs_support/BulletinView.cfm?QC=911
> >
> > You should also know that the original sender of these messages is
>saying
> > that this patch is a hoax, so ignore any emails making this claim.
> >
> > Remember that only Eloquence is effected. If you use another voice, like
> > the
> > AT&T Natural Voices for example, you will not lose speech when
> > encountering
> > these messages. Windows XP comes with some voices, called Sappi. These
> > voices aren't as clear as Eloquence, but bad speech is better than no
> > speech. Here's how you can use a Sappi synthesizer with JAWS.
> >
> > With JAWS running and your email open, hit the keystrokes
> > insert+control+s. This will bring up a list of synthesizers installed on
> > your computer. If eloquence
> > is your default synthesizer, it will come up first. Arrow down and
>you'll
> > hear options for "no speech" and "Sappi". Other voices may be listed if
> > you
> > have them on your system.
> >
> > Choose the voice you'd like to use and press enter. The chosen voice
> > should
> > begin speaking. You can now use it to remove the effected email
>messages.
> > Note that some email lists were attacked by several hundred messages.
> >
> > Follow these steps to remove the effected emails in eudora:
> >
> > List of 3 items
> > 1. After finding one of the Eloquence crashing emails, route your JAWS
> > cursor to PC.
> >
> > 2. Use insert right arrow till you come to any word in the subject line.
> >
> > 3. Press alt+left mouse click and hit the delete key.
> > list end
> >
> > If there are over fifty messages scheduled to be deleted, you'll get a
> > message asking if you really want to delete these messages. Say yes and
> > they
> > are gone!
> >
> > Outlook Express has a feature which will allow you to delete by subject,
> > thread, sender and so on.
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