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Very interesting ...

Many folks have only reluctantly transitioned from Windows XP; I still have
XP in a VirtualBox VM solely so I can use the original/final Shapeware
version of Visio in which I have many LARGE drawings and diagrams) by
adopting Ubuntu (or some variant) 14.04 or similar; Microsoft seemed to want
to make it into something it wasn't and I didn't like their "improvements"
at all.)

With that in mind, I fired up the Orca screen reader program in Ubuntu to
get a sense of how it worked. Right off the bat I noticed that when I opened
an English page, it seemed to work fine (I dislike the default voice, but
never took the time to load an alternate as I used it only for one
experiment). When I switched to a window with Thai text, though, it began
reading me the Unicode values for each character - which I'm betting isn't
all that useful (I'm assuming from her questions that she uses both Farsi
and English). There is an interesting user interface issue I hadn't ever
considered during my pre-retirement development days.

Assuming that she intends to move on from XP (or will be forced to do so
eventually), and she needs someone to experiment with Linux (Ubuntu or
Fedora right now - I assume she's doing her own experimenting with Windows),
I would be happy to help, and she is welcome to contact me directly. I am
familiar enough with a few languages that I can likely generalize any
testing she needs.

She hasn't yet responded to my post, although it's probably tedious to
listen to my ramblings, so if you could pass this info on to her, I'd
appreciate it.


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