[Blindmath] Capital letters in MathType equations?

Frankel, Lois E lfrankel at ETS.ORG
Mon Jan 9 21:33:51 UTC 2017

Speech for capital letters in MathPlayer is governed by two preference-settings in MathType:

Caps_Auto is the default and should use a pitch-change to indicate the capitals. However, not there may be voices that do not handle pitch-change commands well.

Caps_SayCaps will say "Cap" before each capital letter.

This information is pulled from the document: http://www.dessci.com/en/reference/ies-ets/instructional_material/ClearSpeakRulesAndPreferences.docx, which describes all ClearSpeak conventions used by MathPlayer.

Preferences for math expressions are set by MathType. Instructions are here: http://www.dessci.com/en/reference/ies-ets/instructional_material/default.htm#authoring_guides

If you do not find the relevant preferences in you installation of MathType, you may also need to download and install them: http://www.dessci.com/en/reference/ies-ets/instructional_material/AllEQPFiles.zip. Instructions for the installation (which simply involves extracting the files to any location you like) are here:


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From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Aqil Sajjad via Blindmath
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Subject: [Blindmath] Capital letters in MathType equations?

I am using NVDA to read MathType equations in MS word. I also have MathPlayer installed. NVDA is not reading capital letters differently from lower case letters. This is happening for both Greek and English letters inside equations. Is there a solution?


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