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Negative dollar amounts not being announced #2625

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.

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.

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 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.

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).

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.

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

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.

Attachment main.inc.php added by Slavon on 2014-03-16 18:57

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