Re: Unicode for the Blind

From: Dean Snyder (
Date: Tue Apr 12 2005 - 07:47:19 CST

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    Marco Cimarosti wrote at 1:54 PM on Tuesday, April 12, 2005:

    >Dean Snyder wrote:
    >> 2) Other than speech synthesis, how do blind CJK computer
    >> users interact with text on their computers?
    >In braille, of course...
    >Chinese braille is phonetic (so, no ideographs!); ...Also
    >Japanese braille is phonetic, and uses cells to represents kana letters
    >(so, no kanji, and no differentiation between hiragana and katakana)....
    >In Korean, braille cells represent of course Hangul letters

    But what recourses do they have when confronted with ideographic text?


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