[Vrstream] new stream, various symbols

Jim Barbour jbar at barcore.com
Fri Jul 25 21:46:41 EDT 2014


I'm told there's a list in the users guide. I don't doubt it, I just never bothered to check.

Jim

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> On Jul 25, 2014, at 6:36 PM, "Alan Lemly" <walemly at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I was trying to find a list of the keystrokes that will yield various
> special characters and symbols on the Stream but all I could find via a
> Google search was the following FAQ:
> 
> How is the wireless key entered on the Stream?
> When you have selected the network that you wish to join and the Stream
> prompts you to enter the wireless key, the same multi-tap keypad input
> method that is used to perform text searches on the Stream is used to enter
> the wireless key. Letters and numbers are found on the 2 through 9 keys, and
> other symbols are found on the 1 and 0 keys. The Rewind key can be used as a
> backspace to correct a mistyped character and the Fast Forward key will read
> back what has been entered. The Bookmark key is used to toggle between upper
> and lower case letters and the Sleep key can be used to access a key
> describer help mode that will speak the characters associated with each key
> on the keypad.
> 
> That FAQ came from this site:
> 
> http://support.humanware.com/en-usa/support/victor_reader_stream_new_generat
> ion/victor_reader_stream_new_generation_faq
> 
> 
> I don't know why Humanware doesn't provide a simple list of special
> characters and the keystrokes needed to enter them but if they've done that,
> I haven't found it.
> 
> Alan Lemly
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vrstream [mailto:vrstream-bounces at vrstreamusers.org] On Behalf Of Jim
> Barbour
> Sent: Friday, July 25, 2014 1:06 PM
> To: Karen Schrade
> Cc: vrstream at vrstreamusers.org
> Subject: Re: [Vrstream] new stream, various symbols
> 
> The easiest way I know to deal with this is to use the special key describer
> that's available when entering text. This is not the same key describer you
> get when holding the 0 key; I'm annoyed with Humanware for calling them both
> key describers.
> 
> To get to this key describer, go anywhere where you have to type text.  One
> way is to hold down the 1 key until you enter the user guide, and then press
> the one key until you hear search.
> 
> Then, press the date and time key, just below the 0.  The stream will say
> "key describer on"  You can now press any key and hear a list of the symbols
> it will generate.
> 
> For example,
> 
> pressing the 2 key gives this list "A, B, C, two".
> 
> Pressing the 1 key gives this list "one, period, comma, question mark, dash,
> slash, colon, semi-colon, single quote, quotes, backslash, less than,
> greater than, opening bracket, closing bracket"
> 
> pressing the 0 key gives this list "space, zero, exclamation mark, at, pound
> sign, dollar, percent, circumflex, ampersand, asterisk, opening parenthesis,
> closing parenthesis, underscore, plus, equals, pound, euro, yen"
> 
> The tricky part about this is figuring out that to type an underscore, you
> need to hit the 0 key 13 times.  Also, since it's multi-tap, depending on
> your settings you'll hear each of those 14 characters and you can't stop and
> wait for the stream to catch up.
> 
> Hope this helps,
> 
> Jim
> 
>> On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 11:08:58AM -0500, Karen Schrade wrote:
>> I'm about to get a new VRS. Is the list of how to make various symbols
>> collected anywhere? I'd love to be able to braille it out so I can find
>> things a bit more easily. Thanks, karen
>> 
>> 
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