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Re: Screen reader access to symbols (special characters) inside data tables

From: Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:31:20 +0200
Message-Id: <BC3C19A2-1E31-47C4-AE1E-FEECC3F2E4B7@ramoncorominas.com>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>
I suspect it is something with the symbols themselves, voiceover does not read the up and down arrows, nor the diamond and the double-horizontal arrow (I've not tested many others).


PS: there is a misspelling in the index, it says "uniciode"

Devarshi Pant wrote:

> Hi All -- I am testing a table with symbols that convey meaning like, up / down arrows. The problem is that JAWS will not voice the symbols. Interestingly, on a different web page, JAWS voiced the single dagger and double dagger symbols correctly, voiced the approximate symbol as an equal to, but did not voice the cell with the up arrow symbol. Has anyone experienced this quirkiness with JAWS and symbols before?
> If you are interested, go to http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/web/codehtml.html and pick the table called Additional Punctuation Codes, which is at the end.
> Just curious if it is a known issue.
> Tested with I E 7, Firefox 3.6, and JAWS 10 on Windows Vista
> Thanks,
> Devarshi

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