Is a more straightforward way not just to use the UEB symbols for at and hash?
We might not like UEB but it is definitely here to stay.
On 21 Oct 2016, at 11:36 am, Michael Cassidy <mike.cassidy137@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I take it then that the devices from Hims don’t offer this facility; they have
keys for dots 1-6, backspace and enter.
On 21 Oct 2016, at 11:30, Terry clasper (Redacted sender "terry.clasper" for
DMARC) <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Obviously to do this you need a keyboard with dots 7 and 8 on it, I’m sure
without this there is a way to reproduce dot 7 and 8 orientated symbols but
by far the most straightforward way is to use a keyboard with the two
additional dots on!
On 21 Oct 2016, at 11:28, Michael Cassidy <mike.cassidy137@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
How do you input dots 7 and 8 from the keyboard?
Thanks and regards,
On 21 Oct 2016, at 09:25, Terry clasper (Redacted sender "terry.clasper"
for DMARC) <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
These issues are not specific to twitterific but more to do with the method
you need to use to toggle between grade of braille for certain types of
input within IOS.
So, what I would do is, when I want to write either a hashtag or someones
twitter name with an @ sign, press a lower H chord twice.
This switches from grade two braille input to eight dot computer braille
then for the @ sign press dot 4 and 7 followed by the twitter user name in
grade one. then do a space, then press lower h chord once to toggle back to
grade two input, and write your tweet as normal.
The lower H chord assuming your normally in grade two braille, goes,
pressed once, six dot grade one braille, twice, eight dot grade one
braille, then a third time, takes you back to the start of the cycle.
Hope that helps!
All the best.
On 21 Oct 2016, at 08:32, John Ramm <john@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
If no one can help me here I understand as this is a rather specific
problem, but I'd thought I'd give it a go.
I have an IPhone 5S and I use an app called Twitterific for my Twitter
activity. I like to use a Humanware Brailliant BI 40 because it's a
keyboard as well as a braille display. The app seems very accessible, but
I have two specific problems when composing tweets:
1) If I want to use a hash tag I'm not sure what I should do. The hash
sign is also the number sign(dots 3-4-5-6), and this creates a problem. If
I write a hash tag beginning with the letters A to J, I get something that
starts with a number. If I write a hash tag beginning with a letter K to Z
all is well and the hash tag appears as expected. One work around is to
write the hash sign and a dot six for a capital letter. If I do this all
is well, but is that really what I have to do?
2) I don't seem to be able to input an @ sign. In order to mention someone
in a Tweet you must use an @ sign followed by their twitter name; so to
mention me you would type the @ sign followed by rammland - @rammland. the
weird thing is that I never see the @ sign on the braille display because
another quirk of this situation is that when someone else is mentioned in
a Tweet I hear the mention in the speech, but only the word at not the
sign appears on the display without the name of the person being
I know this is rather obscure, but if anyone can shed the equivalent of
light for a blind person on this situation I'd be very grateful.
Talk soon, John
BlackBerry has been undergoing a few changes of late, announcing the
closure of its hardware division last month and releasing two new Android
phones this year that were basically rebranded Alcatel handsets.
But it seems the former smartphone giant has another Android device to
come in the near future, if leaked benchmarking results are anything to go
The phone in question is thought to be codenamed Mercury, and is already
expected to come with a physical keyboard and run Android 7.0 Nougat.
Now Geekbench results have revealed the phone could also include a
Qualcomm octa-core chipset (which could very well be the Snapdragon 625
SoC) running at 2GHz and 3GB of RAM.
The only other piece of information revealed by the leak is a model
number, BBB100-1, which doesn't tell us too much else about BlackBerry's
blackberry dtek50 17The DTEK50 was basically a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4
Rumours suggest Mercury could launch as early as Q1 2017, with a 4.5-inch
Full HD display, 32GB internal storage, 18-megapixel and 8-megapixel
cameras and a 3,400mAh battery.
The closure of BlackBerry's hardware division will allow the company to
focus more on its software offerings, with future BlackBerry-branded
handsets set to be manufactured by the company's partners.
Just what Mercury will look like when it arrives remains a mystery, but
stay tuned for more in the near future.
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