Re: [Blindmath] EdSharp beta with enhanced LaTeX support

  • From: Jamal Mazrui <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics <blindmath@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 14:40:32 -0500 (EST)

Apologies my mind is apparently stuck on F11 today (the key used to
elevate to a new version of EdSharp) -- once again, substitute F12 in the
new LaTeX related keys below!

Jamal
On Thu, 20 Dec 2007, Jamal Mazrui wrote:

> Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 14:32:03 -0500 (EST)
> From: Jamal Mazrui <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics
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> To: Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics
>     <blindmath@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [Blindmath] EdSharp beta with enhanced LaTeX support
>
> Correction -- I meant F2 rather than F11 in my description of keys
> below.  I have since posted another beta with the following
> improvements.
>
> Another snippet file, test.tex, has been provided by Alastair to
> demonstrate LaTeX and matrix reading features.  Note that the JAWS
> scripts distributed with EdSharp will continue to work if you
> subsequently update to a newer version of the Python COM server from his
> site:
> http://latex-access.SourceForge.net
>
> Press F11 twice quickly to examine an English translation of the current
> line of LaTeX in the JAWS virtual buffer.  Press Alt+F11 to add a LaTeX
> translation to the dictionary, or Alt+Shift+F11 to change the
> dictionary.
>
> Alt+Control+Home goes to the top left of a matrix and Alt+Control+End
> goes to the bottom right.  Alt+Control+Center reads the current cell,
> Alt+Control+PageUp reads the current row, and Alt+Control+PageDown reads
> the current column.  When navigating by row with Alt+Control+DownArrow
> or Alt+Control+UpArrow, the new row number is indicated before reading
> the cell value.  Similarly for navigation by column.
>
> Due to a (frustrating) server caching issue with my Internet service
> provider, you might still download today's previous release at the
> regular URL
> http://www.EmpowermentZone.com/edsetup.exe
>
> Generally, this problem is gone by the day after I have uploaded a new
> version to the server.  In the meantime, you can use the following
> alternate URL to make sure you get the current version:
> http://www.smart.net/~empower/edsetup.exe
>
> Jamal
>
> On Thu, 20 Dec
> 2007, Jamal Mazrui wrote:
>
> > Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 09:48:25 -0500 (EST)
> > From: Jamal Mazrui <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Reply-To: Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics
> >     <blindmath@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: blindmath@xxxxxxxxxx, programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [Blindmath] EdSharp beta with enhanced LaTeX support
> >
> > I have posted what is essentially a public beta of EdSharp 2.4 at
> > http://www.EmpowermentZone.com/edsetup.exe
> >
> > It includes enhanced LaTeX support, thanks to contributions by Alastair
> > Irving and Robin Williams, whose latex-access project is at
> > http://latex-access.SourceForge.net
> > They have been working with me to incorporate its Python and JAWS
> > scripting code in the EdSharp distribution.
> >
> > Currently, the most common LaTeX related hot keys are as follows:
> >
> > F11 = Turn on a mode in which the JAWS SayLine, SayAll, DownArrow, and
> > UpArrow scripts verbalize math in a more English-friendly manner than the
> > raw LaTeX syntax.
> >
> > Shift+F11 = Turn off this mode, so LaTeX is read literally.
> >
> > Control+F11 = Store a LaTeX matrix defined in selected text.
> >
> > Control+ArrowKeys = navigate the rows and columns of the stored matrix.
> >
> > EdSharp now includes about 30 LaTeX snippets.  First, press
> > Control+Shift+F5 to pick the LaTeX compiler.  Then press Alt+V to invoke a
> > snippet from the available list.  Press Alt+S to save a new snippet.
> >
> > Feedback welcome.
> >
> > Jamal
> >
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