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

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 13:02:14 +0200
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At 23:00 24-10-2011, Devarshi Pant wrote:
>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 
>and pick the table called Additional Punctuation Codes, which is at 
>the end. (...)

I tested the table with Window-Eyes 7.02 (Dutch) and Firefox 3.6.18 
on Windows XP SP3; none of the symbols were spoken. (In the Common 
Codes table just above the New Codes table for "Other Punctuation", 
only the Closing Single Quote Mark was spoken, as "apostrophe".)

Best regards,


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