Re: JAWS and Spanish Language

Hello Francis.

Depending upon the operating system you are using, the procedure will vary a
little. Assuming, for the moment, that it is a version of XP, go into the
control panel, then to Regional and languages, then to the languages tab,
then to add. you will be able to add Spanish, French, German etc. keyboards
to your system, thus enabling the auto keyboard switching feature of MS Word
to function. Assuming you choose Spanish, Mexican keyboard style, for
example, Word, when encountering a document marked for Mexican Spanish, will
automatically switch keyboards, allowing your wife to include accented
characters very easily. This also facilitates manual at the keyboard,
normally done with alt+shift, at least, in the more recent versions.

Regards,

Jerry

language switching
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Francis Daniels" <fdaniels@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 10:35 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS and Spanish Language


> Hi Jerry,
>
> She is using the standard Windows keyboard; that is, she didn't change it
to
> Spanish language layout.  The keyboard is not remapped for Spanish.  So,
to
> get the accented e, she presses control apostrophe, then presses the
letter
> e.  The name Jose is a good example, in which the letter e is accented.
In
> some instances JAWS will say the word correctly and other time it will
not.
> Odd, eh?
>
> I'm not familiar with marking text in other language formats.  Could you
> explain this?  I've personally never had the need to do this, so it is
> unfamiliar to me.
>
> Our work-around for now is to write the text in WordPad, then copy it to
> Word.  I would love a better way, if there is one.
>
> Thank you for all your help, Jerry.
>
> Francis
>
>
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