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Suggestion for Freedom Scientific Pac Mate

John J. Boyer
right now pressing the last button in the upper row of buttons advances right and pressing the first button goes left.
I've found that constantly  pressing the last button to read the next line will ultimately result in its failure. To
ease the load it would be a good idea to make all the buttons from 15 or thereabouts to the last advance. A similar fix
should be done to the buttons to read backward. This is what BRLTTY does. Also, following BRLTTY, the buttons in the
middle should perform various functions. A very useful one would be to switch between a contracted Braille table and an
8-dot table.

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Re: Suggestion for Freedom Scientific Pac Mate

Davy Kager
Are these secondary cursor routing keys? If so, they may in future prove to
be useful in that function. For example, to report formatting under the
cursor as per #7189:
https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/pull/7189
Speaking of GitHub, I think this would be excellent material for an issue.
:)

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From: John J. Boyer [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 01:17
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Subject: [Nvda-devel] Suggestion for Freedom Scientific Pac Mate

right now pressing the last button in the upper row of buttons advances
right and pressing the first button goes left.
I've found that constantly  pressing the last button to read the next line
will ultimately result in its failure. To ease the load it would be a good
idea to make all the buttons from 15 or thereabouts to the last advance. A
similar fix should be done to the buttons to read backward. This is what
BRLTTY does. Also, following BRLTTY, the buttons in the middle should
perform various functions. A very useful one would be to switch between a
contracted Braille table and an 8-dot table.

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Email: [hidden email]
website: http://www.abilitiessoft.org
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Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Mission: developing assistive technology software and providing STEM
services
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Re: Suggestion for Freedom Scientific Pac Mate

John J. Boyer
I am thinking of BRTTY, where the top row of buttons (secondary cursor keys( are used as I described. The middle eitht
keys are used for various functions, which could include formatting for NVDA. I would also like the facility to switch
between a contracted Braille table and an eight-dot table, so I could see what the characters actlually are.

John

On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 10:53:57AM +0200, Davy Kager wrote:

> Are these secondary cursor routing keys? If so, they may in future prove to
> be useful in that function. For example, to report formatting under the
> cursor as per #7189:
> https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/pull/7189
> Speaking of GitHub, I think this would be excellent material for an issue.
> :)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John J. Boyer [mailto:[hidden email]]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 01:17
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: [Nvda-devel] Suggestion for Freedom Scientific Pac Mate
>
> right now pressing the last button in the upper row of buttons advances
> right and pressing the first button goes left.
> I've found that constantly  pressing the last button to read the next line
> will ultimately result in its failure. To ease the load it would be a good
> idea to make all the buttons from 15 or thereabouts to the last advance. A
> similar fix should be done to the buttons to read backward. This is what
> BRLTTY does. Also, following BRLTTY, the buttons in the middle should
> perform various functions. A very useful one would be to switch between a
> contracted Braille table and an 8-dot table.
>
> --
> John J. Boyer
> Email: [hidden email]
> website: http://www.abilitiessoft.org
> Status: Company dissolved but website and email addresses  live.
> Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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> services
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>
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Re: Suggestion for Freedom Scientific Pac Mate

Davy Kager
> I would also like the facility to switch between a contracted Braille
table and an eight-dot table, so I could see what the characters actlually
are.

To some extent this is covered by the braille setting "Expand to computer
braille for the word at the cursor", which I believe is on by default.
But again, GitHub would be a good place to discuss this. (I think Leonard
will also be interested.)

-----Original Message-----
From: John J. Boyer [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 23:29
To: NVDA screen reader development <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Nvda-devel] Suggestion for Freedom Scientific Pac Mate

I am thinking of BRTTY, where the top row of buttons (secondary cursor keys(
are used as I described. The middle eitht keys are used for various
functions, which could include formatting for NVDA. I would also like the
facility to switch between a contracted Braille table and an eight-dot
table, so I could see what the characters actlually are.

John

On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 10:53:57AM +0200, Davy Kager wrote:

> Are these secondary cursor routing keys? If so, they may in future
> prove to be useful in that function. For example, to report formatting
> under the cursor as per #7189:
> https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/pull/7189
> Speaking of GitHub, I think this would be excellent material for an issue.
> :)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John J. Boyer [mailto:[hidden email]]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 01:17
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: [Nvda-devel] Suggestion for Freedom Scientific Pac Mate
>
> right now pressing the last button in the upper row of buttons
> advances right and pressing the first button goes left.
> I've found that constantly  pressing the last button to read the next
> line will ultimately result in its failure. To ease the load it would
> be a good idea to make all the buttons from 15 or thereabouts to the
> last advance. A similar fix should be done to the buttons to read
> backward. This is what BRLTTY does. Also, following BRLTTY, the
> buttons in the middle should perform various functions. A very useful
> one would be to switch between a contracted Braille table and an 8-dot
table.

>
> --
> John J. Boyer
> Email: [hidden email]
> website: http://www.abilitiessoft.org
> Status: Company dissolved but website and email addresses  live.
> Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
> Mission: developing assistive technology software and providing STEM
> services
>         that are available at no cost
>
>
>
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