[bksvol-discuss] Re: Saving in rtf

  • From: "Sarah Van Oosterwijck" <curiousentity@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 22:53:23 -0500

I don't know if this could have been the problem, but some fonts are not
ment to produce the characters that would normally appear when you type.
Wingdings are an example, but there are way more.  A screen reader couldn't
be expected to announce every character of those correctly.  Maybe you knew
what the font you were testing was, though, so maybe there really can be a
problem.  Like Mary, I have only had trouble with monster sized fonts. :-)

Sarah Van Oosterwijck
curious entity at earthlink dot net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Julie Morales" <inlovewithchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 8:07 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Saving in rtf

> Hi, Mary. Most fonts people regularly use don't cause any problems, but at
> least for me, I've messed around with the fonts a little just to see what
> would happen, and there are some that didn't read well. Like I said, most
> them aren't a problem...probably not even enough to worry about, but some
> don't read well...or at least they didn't for me. Take care.
> Julie Morales
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mary Otten" <maryotten@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 5:59 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Saving in rtf
> Julie,
> Are you sure that there is a problem with fonts and screen readers?
> those horrid cursive-looking fonts are an ocr nightmare, and I'd like to
> them banned from books, at least those I want to scan. <smile>
> But I have never heard of a particular fancy font or script-wanna-be font
> causing a problem for a screen reader. Font size can be a problem, if its
> really large or really small. I've definitely heard of that, and I think
> has
> to do with lines and what the screen readers expect with respect to
> but I'm honestly not sure. Anyway, I'm not saying a screen reader wouldn't
> have the problem you describe. but I've never heard anybody
> complain about it.
> Mary

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