Punctuation replacement for IOS 12.3 question

iOS and iPadOS

This may sounds like a weard request, but here it is:
Is there a way I can replace a punctuation sign with the actual word? For example: Can I replace the % sighn with the word percent? Currently all three South-African English voices pronounce the % sign as ercent. Extremely annoying especially when I want to use any weather app for example: Weather Underground plus the built in Weather app. Apple Accessibility is aware of the issue, but May be there exists a temporary sollution? I tried to change this using the pronounciation dictionary, but no luck.



Submitted by CuriousNetEntity on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

I don't know of any way to do this. I would be very interested in starting a campaign to request this feature from Apple. The pronunciation dictionary for words is nice, but I find myself wanting to fix or prevent the pronunciation of individual characters, punctuation, symbols, or emoji. A separate character pronunciation dictionary would solve this problem. I am most often annoyed by the ยท (Middle dot) character. It is present to show pronunciation help for sighted people reading aloud, but it just messes up pronunciation for VoiceOver. There are many other examples I can't think of right now. I was just afraid that one person making such a request would be unlikely to do much good. If enough people have a similar thought there is a chance Apple will implement the feature.