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Examples of use
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AsTeR can be used to:
- Read technical articles and books. The files for such documents
may be available on the local system or on the global
Internet[+]. Resources retrieved over the network can be audio
formatted by AsTeR , since they are just text in Emacs
buffers. The author has listened to this thesis as well as [tex2html_wrap5244]
textbooks using AsTeR . In addition, AsTeR has rendered a
wide collection of technical documents available on the
INTERNET, including technical reports and AMS bulletins.
- Entertain. About [tex2html_wrap5246] electronic texts are available on the
INTERNET, including the complete works of Shakespeare. The
majority of these documents are in plain ASCII, but the
quality of audio renderings produced by AsTeR , based on the minimal
document structure that can be recognized, still surpasses the
output of conventional reading machines. Increased availability of
electronic texts marked up in La)TeX and SGML will enable
better recognition of document structure and, as a consequence,
better audio renderings.
- Proof-read partial and complete documents under
preparation. This feature is specially useful when typesetting
complex mathematical formulae.
This thesis has been proof-read using AsTeR and the system helped
the author locate several minor errors, including bad punctuation.
Thus, though designed as a system
for rendering documents, the flexible design, combined with the power
afforded by the Emacs editor, turns AsTeR into a very
useful document preparation aid.
Thu Mar 9 20:10:41 EST 1995