toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Level indicates at what symbol level the character is spoken, and
preserve controls whether the symbol is actually sent to the
synthesizer or not, so for the bang/exclamation point, its
replacement is spoken at symbol level all and is always sent to
the synthesizer so it can decide to handle the punctuation mark in
the way it chooses. The sentence ending version of the period is
used at the end of sentences, and the other period entry is used
for everything else.
On 7/2/2018 4:35 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
It's also not
entirely clear to me what the "level" and "preserve" settings mean
and how they interact with each other and how order in the list
might influence things as well.
Since the sentence ending period (dot) and exclamation point
(bang) are noted as level all and preserve always, while further
down we have the period character with dot (the pronunciation)
with level some and preserve never and the exclamation point
character with bang with level all and preserve never it's really
unclear to me what one would have to do to get context specific
When you throw in decimal point, which shows no actual character,
just the name decimal point, things become more unclear.
I generally use "bang" for the exclamation point only in the
context of programming or when writing out a keystroke sequence
that requires its use, but "exclamation point" when talking about
it as a punctuation mark.
When it comes to the period character it's period as punctuation
in written English or other natural language, dot in things like
URLs or other classification systems, and point in numbers.
Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version
1803, Build 17134
they have existed for all time; there is always a
well-known solution to every human problem — neat,
plausible, and wrong.
~ H.L. Mencken,
AKA The Sage of Baltimore