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Re: special characters


From: Priti Rohra
Date: Oct 25, 2004 12:46AM

The screen-reader will read all the special characters on a web page,
depending on the screen-reader settings set by an user.

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From: "maren"
To: "WebAIM Discussion List"
Sent: October 25, 2004 7:34 AM
Subject: [WebAIM] special characters

> We have quite a lot of special characters in our web documents - en
> em dashes, non-breaking spaces, non-breaking hyphens, etc. The em dashes
> (and often the en dashes) have no spaces before and after them. When
> converting superscript numbers or letters that are the reference to a
> footnote, I put a space or a non-breaking space between the letter/number
> and the word before it, so it won't be read out by a screen reader as a
> single word. How do screen readers deal with special characters and
> em dashes etc? I use the codes (eg –, , &#8212, &#8209.)
> Maren Child
> WordsWorth Writing
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