[AI] Reading phonemic symbols with JAWS 9.0

Anubha Bhargava pinkanu.anubha at gmail.com
Sun May 11 01:01:14 EDT 2008


Hello friends,
Could any1 of u pls tell me, what is meant by 'phonemic symbols'?
What are they used for & where?
Many thanks in advance & best regards.  Anubha.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Amiyo Biswas" <amiyo.biswas at gmail.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 7:44 PM
Subject: Re: [AI] Reading phonemic symbols with JAWS 9.0


> Hello Suresh,
>
> How is it useful to you? I did not really understand. Rather I have 
> modified
> the eloq.sbl file available from
> ftp://ftp.freedomscientific.com/users/hj/private/WebFiles/Tools/eloq.zip
> and modified relevant portion of it to read Bengali characters. It is 
> almost
> the same as the IPA_sbl in method. It enables me to read and write Bengali
> character by character. You can also modify relevant portion of the file 
> to
> read characters in other Indian languages. I am just showing some 
> examples:
> The original file contained:
> symbol1940=U+0995 10101010 Bengali K
> I revised it as:
> symbol1940=U+0995 10101010 kaw
>
> It needs some patience, but it works. The format may be like the one in 
> the
> IPA_sbl.txt file. In that case jaws will not recognise the Bengali vowels.
> The synth setting value 10101010 must be provided to make sure that jaws
> announces it at all levels of punctuation verbosity. Most probably, these
> unicode symbols are treated as punctuation marks and hence, jaws always 
> has
> a questioning tone while pronouncing these characters.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Amiyo.
>
> Cell: +91-9433464329
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Suresh" <suresh.tsl at gmail.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 7:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [AI] Reading phonemic symbols with JAWS 9.0
>
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> If you open the link that I have mentioned earlier, you can find steps to
>> copy the file "ipa_sbl.txt"  We have to copy and paste those symbols in
>> eloq.sbl under the language we use.  For example, if you use US language,
>> you need to paste those symbols.  for further details please read and
> follow
>> the steps given in that link.  Hope it will help you.
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Amiyo Biswas" <amiyo.biswas at gmail.com>
>> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 5:16 PM
>> Subject: Re: [AI] Reading phonemic symbols with JAWS 9.0
>>
>>
>> > Hello Suresh,
>> >
>> > How can I use it? Is it like eloq.sbl?
>> >
>> > Best regards,
>> >
>> > Amiyo.
>> >
>> > Cell: +91-9433464329
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: "Suresh" <suresh.tsl at gmail.com>
>> > To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>> > Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 9:29 PM
>> > Subject: Re: [AI] Reading phonemic symbols with JAWS 9.0
>> >
>> >
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> Please find the following link to download ipa_sbl.txt
>> >>
>> >> http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~reng/jaws-ipa.html
>> >>
>> >> ----- Original Message -----
>> >> From: "Amiyo Biswas" <amiyo.biswas at gmail.com>
>> >> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>> >> Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 12:43 PM
>> >> Subject: Re: [AI] Reading phonemic symbols with JAWS 9.0
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> > Hello Suresh,
>> >> >
>> >> > I don't know about ipa_sbl.txt. I also use a modified version of
>> > eloq.sbl
>> >> > for reading Bengali characters and it is working in jaws 9. Let me
> know
>> >> > about ipa_sbl.txt. How can I get it, if possible?
>> >> >
>> >> > Best regards,
>> >> >
>> >> > Amiyo.
>> >> >
>> >> > Cell: +91-9433464329
>> >> >
>> >> > ----- Original Message -----
>> >> > From: "Suresh" <suresh.tsl at gmail.com>
>> >> > To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>> >> > Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 8:55 AM
>> >> > Subject: [AI] Reading phonemic symbols with JAWS 9.0
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >> Dear Friends,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> JAWS 9.0 is not reading phonemic symbols.  Earlier I copied the
> script
>> >> > from
>> >> >> "ipa_sbl.txt" and pasted in eloq file.  it enabled Earlier versions
> of
>> >> > JAWS
>> >> >> to read phonemic symbols.  I did the same with JAWS 9.0, but it is
> not
>> >> >> reading.  Please help me.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Thanks
>> >> >> Suresh
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
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