Re: Carriage return

Travis Siegel

Actually, it gets worse than that.

Dos is generally cr/lf, windows (mostly) follows this convention, though it appears most screen readers only report cr, even if there is a cr and an lf character combination.  No clue why this is, but that's how it sits at the moment.

On a mac, end of character is generally just a cr character (or at least it used to be, I can't remember if it changed with OSX or not), and linux/unix generally has only a line feed as an end of line character.

So, now you're up to date on all the crazy line endings of various operating systems.  What the screen readers report though, is a completely different story.

On 6/7/2017 9:56 AM, John Hedges wrote:

The age old difference between Unix and DOS.  The end of line is different, and knowing the CR/LF is not a space is needed..


From: Devin Prater
Sent: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 9:41 AM
Subject: [nvda] Carriage return


Hi all. Coming from Linux and Mac, I was a little surprised to find that, at least in the Windows 10 mail app, NVDA shows a new line as carriage return. Is this necessary now? Shouldn’t this be changed to something more understandable, like new line, or even blank?


Devin Prater
Assistive Technology Instructor in training, JAWS certified.



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