Re: problems with a punctuation mark
Nol, a check mark is a check mark, it is that little mark the teacher put on your answer when it was correct.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Luke Davis
Sent: March 26, 2021 4:46 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] problems with a punctuation mark
On Fri, 26 Mar 2021, Steve Nutt wrote:
I was going to mention the Tick. Why is it pronounced Tick, when itMany screen readers have traditionally done that. ESpeak, as a voice, always has. I think the old IBM screen reader did as well, and possibly some of the other DOS screen readers.
A tick, is the British/Australian English term for what we in the US call a check mark. How that became the acceptable substitute term for the apostrophe, I have no idea, except that it's shorter, as Brian said. As far as I know, the apostrophe and the checkmark have never really looked alike.