Re: NVDA and Hashtags

David Goldfield

While I don’t have any new surprises to add I wanted to rule out Acapela just in case some synthesizers make exceptions for the hashtag symbol. I couldn’t check in my initial test as the addon wasn’t consistently appearing in the list of voices and I needed to reinstall the engine. It also says “number” regardless of placement.



David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

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From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2022 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and Hashtags


Thanks to all for the incredibly prompt responses and inclusion of their operating parameters.

This may be one that NVDA wants to consider implementing.  I could come up with a regular expression that would make hashtags announce as hashtags, but these have become so commonly used and understood that any screen reader these days should understand them contextually and that doesn't require AI.

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

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