Re: NVDA and Hashtags


David Goldfield
 

Brian, using NVDA 2022.2 with Windows OneCore, Code Factory Eloquence, Code Factory Vocalizer and ESpeak the # symbol is consistently pronounced as number regardless of its placement.

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2022 5:57 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] NVDA and Hashtags

 

First, this is a purely lazy post on my part, as I so seldom use or read material that actually contains hashtags.

Does NVDA read something (or at least something that is not purely numeric) that is preceded by a pound/number sign (#) as, "Hashtag {insert what follows the # here}?"

Given the ubiquity of hashtags, and given that the only context I can think of for # to be read as number sign or just number is if what comes after is entirely numeric, e.g., #32.  I'd expect 32# to be read as 32 pound or 32 pound sign due to the position of the sign and its historical use for pounds when it follows a numeric.  But I'd expect something like #MeToo to be read as, "hashtag me too."  Is it?
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