Re: Dictionary question

That's a problem, I suppose, with having thg so manythings being referred 
to as a dictionary. Until computers, a dictionary was a book of 
definitions. Then a dictionary also started meaning a word list for spell 
checkers. Now, for speech users, a dictionary is also a pronunciation 
guide for the screen reader. Three completely separate and distinct 
things, but they're all referred to as dictionaries. To bring this back to 
JAWS, the point is that the JAWS dictionary has nothing whatsoever to do 
with spell-check or definition dictionaries, as Daniel has pointed out.

Bruce

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On Sun, 20 Mar 2005, Yardbird wrote:

> Judith,
> I think we discussed this before.  The Jaws pronunciation dictionary is not
> a real dictionary.  It has nothing to do with grading your spelling.  It has
> only to do with assigning your desired pronunciation to a particular word
> that Jaws is saying in a way you prefer to change.  that's all.  It has
> nothing to do with the function of an ordinary dictionary.
>
> Just try it.  With your cursor on "Mrs.," press Insert D to open the
> pronunciation dictionary.  Then press control Shift D (you'll hear Jaws
> suggest this) to be in the default pronunciation dictionary, so that changes
> you make will apply universally, no matter which program you're working in.
>
> Now press on the Add button.  In the dialogue that opens, hear Mrs. spoken
> as you've are accustomed to hearing it.  Now tab once to be in the edit
> field for the change you want to make to pronunciation of this.  Now type
> missus or whatever you think will serve.  Listen to it my pressing the speak
> line command (insert 8).  If you like what you hear, tab to hear additional
> options, and eventually you'll come to an OK button.  Press that to confirm
> the change.
>
> One more thing to do at this point:  Press Control S to save this change.
> Now press Alt F4 to exit the pronunciation dictionary.  That's it.
>
> Hope this helps.
> hese----- Original Message -----
> From: "Judith Bron" <jbron@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 7:16 AM
> Subject: Re: Dictionary question
>
>
> But then does Mrs. come up as a misspelled word?  Judith
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris Feist" <ccfeist@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 2:31 AM
> Subject: RE: Dictionary question
>
>
>> I use Insert+D to open the Dictionary Manager and then Control+Shift+D
>> to set it up for the default.  I use the Dictionary Manager all the time
>> and it really comes in handy.  Having Mrs. Pronounced as missus, for
>> example, is the sort of change I'd make.
>>
>> Chris Feist - The one and only!
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Judith Bron" <jbron@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>>
>>> Hi, I want Jaws to say Missus instead of Mrs.  My question is do I do
>> this
>>> with the Dictionary that is accessed with control/shift/d?  Thanks,
>> Judith
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