[brailleblaster] Re: Latest News

  • From: "John Gardner" <john.gardner@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <brailleblaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 08:54:43 -0700

Hi Chris.  Below I put my interpretations of what the specs are or maybe
what they are supposed to be. 
John G
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I have a couple of questions on scrolling two StyledText controls  

If a line of text translates into more than one line of braille 
JAG: This cannot happen.  Word wrap is removed once the text window shows
the translation, so the line may go off the page, but it doesn't wrap to
another line.  Unless a user is using a huge font, this should never happen

or if  
the user edits the braille to insert preliminary pages, transcriber's  
notes or other additional content that doesn't appear in the text, how  
will the scrolling controls behave?  
JAG: If a user adds lines or otherwise changes the line formatting, well I
presume that the two views will continue to scroll, but the lines will be
mismatched below the point where this occurs.  A user can put additional
lines into both views to keep things synchronized, but she has to do it.

Is the scrolling line-by-line  
based on the lines as seen by the StyledText control, will the  
synchronization between the two controls be based on whatever content  
appears  at the top of each control, 
JAG: Yes

or will you use another strategy?  
and will end users be able to "un-synchronize" the two StyledText  
controls so that they can be scrolled independently?
JAG: No, the user cannot turn off synchronized scrolling.  I see no
overwhelming reason that someone would want to do it.  So KISS.

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