[Athen] Kurzweil 3000 for Mac - character recognition

Sean Keegan skeegan at ccctechcenter.org
Tue Nov 1 13:44:59 PDT 2016

Hi Larry,

> However, a few of our students (Mac users) have let us know that each

time there is a carriage return (sideways L)

> in the text of a .kes file that we’ve edited on a PC, Kurzweil says “not


This may be an optional hyphen (or soft hyphen) that is present after OCR
is performed on the file. This is also same symbol is the "negation" sign
(or "not sign") in basic logic. While the intent is to mark the place in
which a word is hyphenated, the problem with text-to-speech systems is that
this symbol may be recognized as either the negation sign or as a break in
the word itself.

It has been awhile since I used Kurzweil 3K on the Windows platform. Is
there a way to run a find and replace on the underlying text to remove this
character? If the book in question is a logic or math book, then you would
have to proceed carefully.

Take care,
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