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 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.)
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.