Re: problems with a punctuation mark

Steve Nutt

It can, but it doesn’t consider beginning users, who would be confused by it.


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From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: 26 March 2021 13:35
Subject: Re: [nvda] problems with a punctuation mark


On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 08:21 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:

Why is it pronounced Tick, when it should be Apostrophe or Single Quote?


I could swear that this was just discussed here, but it could have been on the JAWS group.

In programming circles in particular, when going through characters, brevity is valued.  It is a lot faster to say/hear tick for either apostrophe or single quote.  It is also very common for exclamation point to be announced as bang.

It's nothing more than a design choice based on a specific jargon convention.  It really can speed things up if you do a lot of character by character checking.

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

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