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Here is a brief description of Text Analyzer, displayed when
searched for in the JAWS Quick Settings dialog.
Use this option to identify inconsistencies such as unmatched
parentheses, unintentional format changes, extra whitespace, and
stray or unspaced punctuation when editing or proofreading a
document by line, sentence, paragraph, or Say All command.
Select Indicate with Sound to use a WAV file to identify
inconsistencies. Select Speak Count to announce the number of
inconsistencies in the current text. Select Describe Inconsistencies
for a description of the error.
The default setting is Off.
On 6/23/2022 11:49 AM, Gene via
JAWS has a feature called Text Analyzer which reports things it
thinks may be errors. I don't know how many spaces it reports
beyond one space between words but it does report spaces that it
thinks are likely to be too many.
On 6/23/2022 11:28 AM, Steve Nutt
I would prefer NVDA or any screen
reader say something like “Three Spaces” if they are
present on a line.
All the best
It could also be argued that sighted
users don't see anything for whitespace (either spaces,
tabs, newlines, etc) (ok Word with non-printable
characters displayed is an exception).
To the OP, In any case, if you can
think of a good workaround and use case, then feel free
to create an issue. As Gene noted, you don't generally
want spaces between words read out when just reading
regular text, and depending on how you navigate, they
ARE reported now. Whether that fits what you need, will
depend on.... what you need, and what you are doing.
On Fri, May 27, 2022 at 2:09 PM Gene
Also, if I move by character with
the left and right arrows and there are spaces on a
line, I hear space as I move and if there are words
and spaces, I hear the words spelled as I move and
space spoken between words. When I up and down arrow
among lines with spaces and nothing else, I hear
blank. All this makes sense. You don't want to hear
space spoken when you are reading lines. You do want
to hear space spoken when you are moving by character
through a line.
On 5/26/2022 10:32 PM, Gene
It sounds to me as though you
aren't reporting when it says space and blank with
enough detail. If I have a blank line in Notepad, I
hear blank. When I put spaces on the line and
nothing else, it still says blank. But if I want to
check to see if there are any spaces on the line and
I issue the say current line command twice quickly,
the number of spaces are spoken on the line and
That makes sense since if it announced space when it
saw spaces in a line when not spelling the line, you
would hear space announced during ordinary reading
between every word.
On 5/26/2022 9:43 PM, William
Hmm, I am just wondering to my understand, blank
is nothing, but if there is spaces, and it says
blank, I may be confused.
Quentin Christensen 於 27/5/2022
What is the context and
would you rather it read?
When there is a empty line, nvda will report
But, if the line contain only spaces, say "
" nvda will say "space blank."
I wanna understand why nvda still regard it
as blank when there are spaces?
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