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Subject: Re: Text version of the iAudio manual

Re: Text version of the iAudio manual

From: will <lomaswilliam_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2006-07-13

hi

what formats will work with rockbox and the Iaudio?
this player has a whole bunch of formats that suit me
regards, will

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dominik Riebeling" <dominik.riebeling@gmail.com>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: Text version of the iAudio manual

> On 7/13/06, Tim Culhane <tim.culhane@criticalpath.net> wrote:
>> Are there any plans to produce a text version of the iAudio manual?
>
> There are plans of producing a HTML version of all manuals -- the
> manuals are all treated equally as they are generated from the same
> LaTeX source. Unfortunately all tools I've tried for that have various
> issues, so this needs some more work until it gets out. I even can't
> tell you a planned date, it'll be avaliable when the problems are
> solved.
>
>> The current pdf document uses diagrams and graphics to represent the
>> various buttons and controls on the player.
>
> The only "diagram" is the "description" of the buttons at the
> beginning of the manual, while all other screenshots are ...
> screenshots ;-) So it would only require adding a section that
> describes that button mappings in text or alternatively using ASCII
> arts somewhere in the appendix (but I have no idea if this would be a
> good solution for blind people -- please let me know). I already
> thought about that, but as I'm pretty busy ATM I haven't found time to
> look into it. Also, as the wiki is currently down I'm unable to add
> this to the ManualTodo page.
>
>> This is not accessible to blind users of the iAudio player.
>
> The manual writers are aware of that. The same problem exists for all
> other players. If you have some spare time and want to help out, feel
> free to write a small section and submit it to the tracker
> (preferrably as a patch to the LaTeX sources, but just having an
> unformatted text as starting point will be helpful too)
>
> Also, please be aware of the fact that the iaudio isn't a release
> target for 3.0 and therefore the iaudio parts of the manual are of
> lower priority up to now.
>
> - Dominik
Received on Thu Jul 13 12:28:20 2006


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