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Re: ABBR and ACRONYM

From: Patrick Burke <burke@ucla.edu>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 07:56:36 -0800
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19980130075636.008e7570@pop.ben2.ucla.edu>
To: chris@atomism.demon.co.uk
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 10:25 AM 1/30/98 GMT, you wrote:
>On Fri, 30 Jan 1998 08:59:31 +0100, Daniel Dardailler
><danield@w3.org> wrote:
>
>>
>>Could you give more details as what it is you want to convey with --
>>and then we can look at a better match in
>>http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/sgml/entities.html
>
>It's basically a long dash, try looking at &#151; in a
>browser or try ALT 0151 in wordpad (or whatever) on a PC.
>
>These pages have a couple instances of &#151; in them:
>http://www.labournet.org.uk/llb/1998/february/news2.html
>http://www.labournet.org.uk/llb/1998/february/news3.html

I did a quick check and found the following using JAWS For Windows: In
Netscape 4.01 and MSIE 3.02, &#151; is spoken as "ANSI 151". The JFW user
can choose whether to have various gradations of ANSI characters spoken,
but very few would know what it meant. In Braille it shows up as sort of an
underline character (dots 4,5,6,7).

With Lynx 2.6 it just shows up as "&#151;".

Patrick


Patrick J. Burke
burke@ucla.edu
http://www.dcp.ucla.edu/patrick

University of California
Los Angeles
Disabilities & Computing Program

Analyzing Usability
Since 1994
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