[Blindmath] Capital letters in MathType equations?

Aqil Sajjad aqilsajjad at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 20:26:54 UTC 2017

I appreciate all the responses on the reading of capital letters. I need 
some more clarification though since I am not able to get it working. Also, 
the responses seem to suggest that the default mode should be to read 
capital letters with a pitch difference. But by default, I am not getting 
any pitch difference in equations, even though the same speech synthesizer 
is giving a very clear pitch difference in regular text.
Is there something I could be missing? Alternatively, is there a document 
with clear step by step instructions on where I can find the relevant math 
type settings? When I go to the Math type tab in word, I can't find any 
settings on capital letters.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Frankel, Lois E via Blindmath" <blindmath at nfbnet.org>
To: "Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics" 
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Cc: "Frankel, Lois E" <lfrankel at ETS.ORG>
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2017 4:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Blindmath] Capital letters in MathType equations?

> 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:
> http://www.dessci.com/en/reference/ies-ets/instructional_material/default.htm#authoring_guides
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Aqil 
> Sajjad via Blindmath
> Sent: Monday, January 09, 2017 3:45 PM
> To: Blind Math
> Cc: Aqil Sajjad
> 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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