Re: NVDA and Fractions

Peter Beasley

What I do is change the case from upper to lower in the replacement field in the dictionary and that sorts it.

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From: Brian's Mail list account
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and Fractions

Which synth. Sappi 5 and 4 tends to use abbreviations expanded that one
cannot seem to alter, though why it should be dependent on what goes before
in such a fashion is very odd indeed.
I know that in a uk post code containing something like 8NY sapi costently
says 5 New York.
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From: "Brian Vogel" <>
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Sent: Monday, October 17, 2016 6:30 PM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA and Fractions

Hello All,

On the JFW group a thread has started entitled, How to insert a 1-digit
fraction into a 2013 word document (,,,100,0,0,0::RecentPostDate%2FSticky,,,100,2,0,2911704 )

I started playing with NVDA and Window-Eyes to see how they'd handle
three-character fraction designations versus single vulgar fraction
characters for vulgar fractions other than one fourth, one half, and three
quarters. With NVDA I've run into an interesting issue that I cannot seem to
fix in the context of writing something incredibly common: a recipe.
Virtually any recipe you name might contain a fraction of a cup of
something. When I use one slash three for one third, or two slash three for
two thirds, the word cup that follows it is consistently announced as Cuban
Pesos, not cup. This is not true when I use a vulgar fraction character
ahead of the word cup, and NVDA does what I consider the more natural thing
and doesn't announce "vulgar" or "vulgar fraction" followed by one third or
two thirds, but just says the fractional amount and the word cup gets said
as cup.

I have tried tweaking the default and voice dictionaries, but must be doing
something wrong. The pattern I'm using is the word cup, and the replacement
is the word cup, and I make sure that it's set for whole word only. Even
after doing this I still get "Cuban pesos" after the three-character version
of a vulgar fraction. I have exited NVDA and restarted it and it makes no

I either don't have the format down correctly for what I need to put in for
the dictionary, have the wrong dictionary, or there's some sort of bug here
as I can't imagine "Cuban pesos" to be something you'd want said for "cup"
except in the very rarest of circumstances.

Can anyone help me out here?

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