[AI] Reading phonemic symbols with JAWS 9.0

Shadab Husain shadabhsn at gmail.com
Mon May 12 04:48:31 EDT 2008


en.wikipedia.org and thefreedictionary.com are best for all such questions.

On 5/12/08, Subramani L <lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in> wrote:
> These are symbols (not to be mistaken for letters or alphabets) that
> represent sounds that are unique to a language. Especially, those sounds
> that are not captured by usual letters are represented in symbols. This
> is useful when you look up the dictionary to find out the meaning of a
> new word --you can learn the pronunciation of the word by looking at the
> symbols.
>
> Subramani
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Anubha
> Bhargava
> Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2008 10:31 AM
> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> Subject: Re: [AI] Reading phonemic symbols with JAWS 9.0
>
> 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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