Re: Speaking volts for variables

Very strange decision about speaking volts in one case and not the other!
Many people have filed bugs/complaints about JAWS speech -- it has a long
way to improve. "Volts" is the tip of the "units" iceberg... although in
this case, 'v' isn't even a unit.


On Sun, Oct 17, 2021 at 7:46 AM Deyan Ginev <> wrote:

> Hello all,
> A recent social media video that caught my attention had a demo of the
> JAWS math viewer used on a Word document. The content was a polynomial
> of a single variable, where the variable is named "v".
> It seemed to be a nice motivating example for our "intent" work, also
> since it is only 30 seconds. Video here:
> You hear "v superscript 3" spoken "v cubed" and then "v superscript 2"
> spoken "volt squared" and the single letter "v" spoken "volt". The "v
> cubed" guess is correct, the other two are wrong.
> This ties into a number of discussions we've had, including defaults,
> subject areas and levels of education. High school physics can have
> both polynomials and volts in the same exercise, so we're not yet in
> "exotic" territory.
> Greetings,
> Deyan

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