If you use either of the formats I previously mentioned,
whether or not the area code is enclosed in parentheses or not,
you can use the instructions that follow. I am going to give the
regular expression (regex) you will want to use first and the
replacement string right afterward before giving the step-by-step
instructions that would be used to do this for any regular
expression and replacement. You begin copying the regex with the
opening open parenthesis and stop at the end of the line. For the
replacement, if you do not want NVDA to say, "area code," before
the first three digits then you can omit those two words and start
copying at the opening backslash until the end of the line.
regex: \(?(\d)(\d)(\d)\)?[ -](\d)(\d)(\d)-(\d)(\d)(\d)(\d)
replacement: area code \1 \2 \3 \4 \5 \6 \7 \8 \9 \10
Adding a Regular Expression match to the Default Dictionary
1. Hit NVDA+N,P,D,D NVDA Main Menu, Preferences, Speech
dictionaries, Default Dictionary
2. Hit ALT+A to activate the Add Button or navigate
to it and activate it.
3. In the dialog that appears, paste or enter a regular
expression in the Pattern edit box.
4. Paste or enter the replacement you want to hear in the Replacement
edit box. If you're using a capturing regular expression this
may be a sequence of backslashes followed by the numbers of the
capture groups you're using.
5. The Comment edit box should either have a
comment that helps you to remember the purpose of this
dictionary entry, which is preferable, or be left blank.
6. Leave the Case Sensitive checkbox unchecked.
7. The Type radio button should be set to Regular
8. Activate the OK button
Brian - Windows 10
Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041
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