[duxhelp] Re: "Smart" apostrophe

  • From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 11:20:35 -0500


Thanks for the clear explanation and sample file.

I've put this report on file, with reference #1586.  Unfortunately, I doubt
that we'll be able to do anything about this problem during this beta cycle,
because we have to give priority to defects in existing features.

But, if time permits, I'd certainly like to try to improve this.

Best Regards,


-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Michael Surato
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 5:01 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] "Smart" apostrophe


Ever since we installed 10.5 we have had a problem with embossing files that
have been created with Word. Because Word by default replaces quotes and
apostrophes with "smart" versions, this has placed strange characters into
the resulting Braille. We are happy to report that this has been corrected
with this version in regards to quotes. However, the apostrophes still
appear to have a problem. This is shown when a user pastes the text from a
Word document, but not when it is opened from Duxbury.

When we open the file we get:
,? wdn't "w prop]ly 9 ! la/ v].n4

When we paste the text we get:
,? wdn0,;t "w prop]ly 9 ! la/ v].n4

Please note the extra characters in the second line. For reference purposes
I have included the Word file.

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