[Athen] Requesting Assistance with PDF Document

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Tue Feb 5 14:45:57 PST 2013

Not sure if this is helpful, but in the braille world, we use asterisks as
bullets, rather than the special symbols.


Gaeir (rhymes with "fire") Dietrich
High Tech Center Training Unit of the
California Community Colleges
De Anza College, Cupertino, CA


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Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 2:43 PM
Subject: [Athen] Requesting Assistance with PDF Document

Helloooo ATHENians!

I hate admitting defeat, but we have one rather large PDF file that
is posing some baffling issues. If anyone would be willing to help
analyze, I would much appreciate it. (I'll buy beers at CSUN, if
you'll be there!...) Please get in touch off list: burke at ucla.edu

The text is a 98-page e-book on a project to include PWDs in local &
national volunteer activities, if that sparks anyone's interest. One
of the problems I'm encountering is bullet symbols that get converted
as "nmlkj", which is disturbing for screen reader users, to say the
least. Apparently this is a unicode encoding issue, but I have no
idea what to do about it.

Thanks much for any help,


Patrick J. Burke

UCLA Disabilities &
Computing Program

Phone: 310 206-6004
E-mail: burke at ucla.edu
Location: 4909 Math Science

Department Contact: dcp at oit.ucla.edu

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