Speakup Vs. Screader (was Re: Maybe a strange question!)

Jim Wantz jwantz at hpcc2.hpcc.noaa.gov
Fri Jun 9 08:47:25 EDT 2000

Screader sounds primitive when compared to Speakup.  I'm glad I never
heard of it other than that oblique reference in the blind-l list.  It
seems like a waste of time.  What attracted me to Speakup was when I heard
Linux speaking from initialization to shutdown.

     Jim Wantz

On Thu, 8 Jun 2000, Dave Hunt wrote:

> Screader is not built into the kernel.  At one point, there were two
> daemons you had to run:  the review daemon, and the 'tts' daemon.  In the
> case of a synthesizer on a serial port, the latter was simply a 'cat
> >>/dev/ttyS0 '' on my installation.  Screader's lack of controls ffor a
> specific synthesizer and its strange reading behavior turned me off, so, I
> haven't been following its development.
> --  Dave  --
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