[duxhelp] Bolding, underlining, italics etc

  • From: Christine Simpson <simpsonc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 14:39:22 +1000


I notice when using DBT beta 4, that DBT is still treating the importing of bolded, underlined and italicised text wrongly when more than one of these conditions apply. This has not yet been corrected.

Eg: if text is for exampled bolded and italicised, the translater uses both the opening and closing codes for both bolding and italics thus giving a string of dots 46 four times before the first word and twice before the fourth, or subsequent word.

I know that currently in Braille, bolding, italics and underlining are all indicated in the same way with the use of the dots 46, but surely, DBT can be programmed to look for combinations of these and if found, surpress additional codes.

It is nothing short of rediculous to read strings of dots 46 before words, when in Braille they are currently doing nothing more than giving emphasis to the words concerned as the reader does not know how those words were presented in print other than the fact that they were intended to be emphasised and consequently to stand out.

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Christine Simpson
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Email: simpsonc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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