Re: Questions about NVDA 2018.3 emoji support.

Clare Page <>

The add-on to read emojis and emoticons is still useful for those of us who don't have Windows 10, because, as far as I know, that is the only version of Windows with an emoji panel.
So I, for one, won't be uninstalling the emoticons add-on from my Windows 7 computer any time soon: I don't add emojis or emoticons to what I right, but I like to be able to read them when possible.
Bye for now!
From Clare

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of John Isige
Sent: mercredi 19 septembre 2018 20:32
Subject: Re: [nvda] Questions about NVDA 2018.3 emoji support.

Yep, I uninstalled the addon in fact because I figure I don't need it
anymore precisely because the support is built in now. I don't
necessarily use them a ton myself, even when I had the addon, but I do
occasionally just for the fun of it, and noticed those issues, so
thought I'd comment. If NVDA is going to deal with them, I don't see why
it wouldn't read all of them.

On 9/19/2018 2:19, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
Do you also have the add on, if so disable it and restart and try it
Having said all of that imogees leave me cold as seldom do the
descriptions help me understand why the heck somebody used them to
start with, but that is a social and syntactic issue not an nvda one.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "John Isige" <gwynn@...>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 3:31 AM
Subject: [nvda] Questions about NVDA 2018.3 emoji support.

So I was playing around with emojis, and I've noticed that some of
them aren't read, and some of them are read twice. To reproduce, go
into the emoji panel, I'm hitting Windows-; (semicolon) in case that
matters, and tab to people. I land on "woman, 1 of 175". Arrowing
right I hear "woman, man, 3 of 175, girl", and so on. Now arrow back
to the left until you get to woman. Hit the down arrow, and you'll
get "older woman". Keep arrowing right until you hear "12 of 175". If
you arrow right two times, each time you hear "man with turban" and
the rising tone of a question mark. I'm pretty sure that later in the
list there are three of the same thing in a row at least.

I don't know where the emoji naming comes from, if they're specified
in NVDA source or they're drawing on something internal to Windows or
what, but I thought I'd mention it. Incidentally, Narrator reads this
just fine, I think 3 of 175 is a girl, 12 is a prince, the two things
that show up as "man with turban" are a woman and a man wearing a
turban, respectively, and so on. Narrator's kind of slow, if I arrow
too fast I get duplicated names instead of new ones, but I don't
think that's what's going on with NVDA. My other question was whether
NVDA reads emojis now, the answer is yes if you read by line but not
by character apparently, because I just added and deleted some from
this email. So that's that solved I guess.

Sorry I didn't point this out in the RC phase, things have been crazy
around here and I didn't really get a chance to do much with them
other than run them and see that they didn't break anything.

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