Re: changing language situation

  • From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 09:17:41 -0800

hello Chris,

I do in fact have Jaws running from my system  tray, launching at startup.  And 
I use this insert J command regularly.  However, even though Jaws clearly 
announces "context menu" when I invoke it, for some reason I've tended to 
ignore this announcement because what that brings up appears to be very much 
like a replica of the Jaws interface I'm familiar with if I happen not to be 
running Jaws in the system tray, which I think of as the Jaws interface, just 
as if it were the interface of some other program.  This "context menu" appears 
to have main entries that are, in fact, nothing but the same menu headings 
which appear along the menu line of the Jaws interface.  Except that you don't 
have to bother pressing the alt key to go to the menu line. You see what I' 
mean?  So I've always imagined it was just a way to bring up the Jaws main 
screen (that's what I mean by "interface") when it wasn't always there to cycle 
to in the task bar.  That's all I thought was invoked by Insert J.

And you know, I'm not sure I'm wrong, even now.  All that would convince me 
would be if I had someone with normal vision look at what's onscreen when I 
have jaws in the Task Bar, then reset Jaws to run in the system tray, reboot, 
and see if the display in fact just looks as if you've brought up the main Jaws 
screen with a hotkey.

anyway, had I ever allowed myself to register hearing "context menu" as I 
pressed Insert J, I'd have known that's what it's called by FS, whether 
frivolously or more seriously.

Thanks for explaining,
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Chris Jenkins 
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2006 5:28 PM
Subject: RE: changing language situation

Hello Daniel.

She forgot that not everyone has Jaws to start in the system tray.  When you
have Jaws starting from the system tray with insert + J a context menu
appears which contains all of the options in this context menu.  If you are
using the Jaws window interface go to the menu bar, press right arrow until
you hear language, open the language menu, press down arrow until you hear
synthesizer language submenu and open the submenu where you should see the
list of speech synthesizer languages.  Make sure and be using eloquence as
your speech synthesizer while doing this.

I hope this helps.


-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Yardbird
Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2006 7:41 PM
To: JFW List
Subject: Re: changing language situation

What menu is it that you're referring to as the Jaws context menu?  One of
the menus in the Jaws interface (not meaning Configuration manager, but the
basic Jaws screen)?  Or do you mean something to do with the Windows Context
key?  Or...?  
If you would name the stops along the way that you mean by your directions
to go left and right and up and down, I might know what you're referring to.
But with those purely directional directions, I can't figure out which menu
line and menus you may be describing.
Thank you very much.
----- Original Message -----
From: Flor Lynch <mailto:florlync@xxxxxx>
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2006 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: changing language situation

1.  Bring up the JAWS context menu.
2.  Down-arrow twice, and right-arrow once.
3.  Down-arrow once, and right-arrow once.  
You are now in the Synthesizer Language Submenu, from  where you choose your

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Robert Smith <mailto:rrrsmith@xxxxxxx>  
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2006 8:57 PM
Subject: changing language situation

Dear list,

Sorry the following turned out so long, but do need help!

Being interested in learning German, I found a couple of web sites
that look promising.  I thought, though, that before down loading anything I
should check to see if Jaws would be able to read that language properly
when it appears on the screen.  I went to Jaws 6 which is on my desktop,
entered, which brought up the context menu.  I entered on open; found
language, and entered, found two items:  Jaws language, which as I remember
contained American English, English, and Spanish.   (sorry this is getting
so long)!  closed that, and on the previous list found, language
synthesizer.  Entered on that, and lo and behold found a long list of
foreign languages including German.  Entered on that dis covered it did a
really good job of reading everything in my computer with a almost
un-understandable German accent; but did a beautiful job with some real
German I typed in.

Now the problem.  I couldn't turn off the German talk!!!  I tried
everything I know-which isn't very much; including reboot, complete turn
off.  German was still there when computer turned back on.  Finally after a
couple of hours, and an over-night rest and turning on computer again, and
some more piking around, German disappeared and English Jaws returned.   My
question finally is, what should I do to close down the use of German and
returning to English?

Bob Smith

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