Re: a problem with speech dictionaries again.

Cearbhall O'Meadhra

Hi Dan,


I agree with you.

I tried out your “[Blind-t] and found it just as you describe. When set to “Whole word”, the dictionary ignores the entry and converts it exactly when set to “Anywhere”!


I found a declaration that a hyphenated word is always treated as a whole word.



All the best,




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From: <> On Behalf Of Dan Beaver
Sent: Sunday, December 5, 2021 9:23 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] a problem with speech dictionaries again.


Hi Gene,


I thought about that and did check it and triple checked it. 


This occurs in the subject of emails from the blind tech mailing list.  I looked and it is showing up exactly as I typed it.  I checked the case of letters, made sure there weren't spaces in the string and other things.


The other instances of bracketed strings I have entries for are from other mailing lists and they work perfectly but this one does not.




Dan Beaver

On 12/5/2021 4:16 PM, Gene wrote:

where does this text occur?  Can you check it, or have you, for spelling and punctuation?  There is probably something in the way it is written that differs from how you are writing it.



-----Original Message-----

From: Dan Beaver

Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 3:02 PM

Subject: [nvda] a problem with speech dictionaries again.


I have tried adding a dictionary entry for "[blind-t]" and gave "blind tech" as the replacement string.  I have added this to the default and the voice dictionaries.  NVDA still pronounces "[blind-t]" as though it doesn't see my dictionary entries.


I also set case sensitivity to unchecked and type to anywhere and whole word.


I am running the latest RC and am running Windows [Version 10.0.19043.1348].


Any ideas why NVDA won't recognize that I have a dictionary entry for this?





Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)
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