Negative dollar amounts not being announced #2625

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nvaccessAuto opened this Issue Aug 30, 2012 · 8 comments

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Reported by johnfoliot on 2012-08-30 00:31
When a dash (representing a negative value) is placed in front of just a number, it is announced as minus 123. However if there is a dollar symbol between the dash and the first number, it is only announced as a positive dollar value: dash dollar symbol 1 2 3 is announced as one hundred twenty three dollars and not minus one hundred twenty three dollars. Have not tested with other currency symbols, but suspect same behavior.

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Comment 1 by briang1 on 2012-08-30 05:25
Can you fix this with a dictionary rule of some kind? It sounds like its the ideal case for this.
Unfortunately as I am using uk pounds I cannot test this.

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Comment 2 by johnfoliot on 2012-08-30 06:15
@briang1 - curious, do you see the same behavior with the Pound Sterling and/or euro symbols?

As well, I think that this should be a global fix, rather than a user-based fix. I work for a major bank in the USA, and it would be a nightmare having to try and educate all users to make a local change on their setup (not to mention the problems with training our telephone support staff, etc.)

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Comment 3 by jteh on 2012-08-30 06:52
A work around is to use a higher punctuation/symbol level or raise the level for the - symbol, but ideally, our negative number rule should handle this.

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Comment 4 by johnfoliot on 2012-08-30 08:19
Wouldn't be the first time I've asked for the ideal James .

Any chance of that happening? Asking all of our clients to invoke a work-around isn't going to scale to the level we need. (FWIW we test and target default settings).

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Comment 5 by briang1 on 2012-08-30 08:48
Well I'll await Jamie etc for comments of that. What software are we talking about here, as as it stands on my machine, I can hear the -, but I do not hear the currency spoken in the right place. This could be something I've altered in the symbol settings of course, but as i do not use monetary amounts that much, it does not affect me. My feeling is that the punctuation level might affect the speaking of this, but I've not altered it myself.

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Comment 6 by jteh on 2012-08-31 02:49
Fixed in 0f437f0.
Changes:
Milestone changed from None to 2012.3
State: closed

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Comment 7 by johnfoliot on 2012-08-31 21:24
Thanks James. I will also send you a private email responding to your Twitter question - like many things, its complicated.

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