Re: Some issues with NVDA's reading


If there is an error such as a question mark being written twice, NVDA should not read it correctly or somehow alert the listener that there is a problem with the syntax.  How can you properly proofread a document if incorrect punctuation is read identically to correct punctuation or if you are not alerted in some other way or in both ways that there is a problem? 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2016 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Some issues with NVDA's reading

This is indeed an NVDA issue, but can easily be fixed.
1. Go to the symbol pronunciation dialog.
2. Press the question mark twice. If you hear something like All and
Never, move on.
3. Tab to synthesizer and change to either only before... or always.

On 6/30/16, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
> I decided to give this a whirl myself and I do suspect that something's up.
> I am used to most screen readers marking a question in the way that most
> people do, with a rising intonation at the end of the phrase at the end of
> the question.
> If I enter the sentence, "If there are any questions, please ask them now,"
> followed immediately by, "Any questions?," I don't get any rising intonation
> at the end of the word "questions" in the question and seem to get
> additional punch on the "Any".
> I am not, however, getting any difference that I can hear on the double
> question mark version nor the space followed by question mark version in
> comparison to the conventional punctuation.  I am using NVDA 2016.2.1 on a
> Windows 10 Home 64-bit machine using the Microsoft SAPI-5 synthesizer and
> the Microsoft David Desktop English voice with no audio ducking on.
> --
> Brian
> I worry a lot. . . I worry that no matter how cynical you become it's never
> enough to keep up.
>          ~ Trudy, in Jane Wagner's "Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in
> the Universe"

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