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capitalization question?



Okay --I understand your problem now --and the feedback from
Emacspeak will not help you in this case.

Emacspeak is set up to indicate to you when something is
capitalized --not to indicate when something *isn't*
capitalized.  This is in genreal the right thing since it
avoids lots of chatter.

When I write documents I typically catch errors of the form
"first word in sentence not capitalized" etc using a Perl
script that I wrote while I was writing my thesis at Cornell
--over time it has colected a set of useful rules that
typically catch all the errors that creep in during editing
--including the notorious missing space after the end of
sentence period, 
deleting the first word of a sentence during edits --and
thereby leaving the first word of a sentence uncaptialized
etc.

I'll attach the perl script so it goes into the archives
--it's designed for checking TeX and LaTeX documents.

perl script to proof documents for silly typos



>>>>> "Ann" == Ann K Parsons <akp@eznet.net> writes:

    Ann> Hi all, Yes, Raman, I have an unfortunate habit of
    Ann> typing too fast and sometimes my words at the
    Ann> beginning of sentences don't get capitalized.  So,
    Ann> if I am proofing an official document, I really
    Ann> need to be able to check the individual characters
    Ann> within a word for capitalization as I move across
    Ann> them.  I didn't know about the c-e ds command.  I
    Ann> will try that.  Here is an example for you.  If I
    Ann> forget to capitalize the word "my" in the beginning
    Ann> of a sentence, if I use the right arrow key to go
    Ann> over the 'm' and the 'y', there is no difference in
    Ann> pitch and the pock sound doesn't go off.  If I have
    Ann> capitalized the word, and I move the right arrow in
    Ann> the same way, I still get no feedback.  Only by
    Ann> using the up and down arrows do I get the pock
    Ann> sound, but it is contained in the whole line of
    Ann> text and is sometimes difficult to pinpoint.

    Ann> I hope this is making sense?  I'll try your
    Ann> suggestions and see if it fixes my problem, thanks.

    Ann> Ann P.

    Ann> -- Ann K. Parsons: email: akp@eznet.net evoice:
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    Ann> http://home.eznet.net/~akp "All that is gold does
    Ann> not glitter.  Not all those who wander are lost."
    Ann> JRRT


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