Gnopernicus with Festival

Erik Heil eheil at
Mon Nov 11 18:36:14 EST 2002

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Yes, that could pose a problem, I think.  What needs to be done is a way to
either disable or catch the system calls made to the Speakup screen review
package.  But their are a myriad of ways one could acaccomplish this.  One
would expect that when Speakup is in the "off" context, it would also
relinquish control of the numeric keypad to the rest of the OS.  The serial
port is another issue, but its not important here, so I won't bring it up.
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Hallenbeck" <chuckh at>
To: <speakup at>
Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 6:20 PM
Subject: Re: Gnopernicus with Festival

> Hi Erik,
> Too soon to say. The keypad problem limits its usefulness right
> now, so I have only been cruising up and down menus and examining
> the choices etcetera.
> One nice thing about the X window system though is that you have
> a large number of choices of "Window Managers" you might run,
> some of which are look alikes for MS Windows and others are quite
> different. Gnome and Gnopernicus do not limit you to any
> particular Window Manager. The Gnopernicus developers recommend
> starting with either "sawfish" or "metacity" but I do not have a
> feel yet for how they function.
> This stuff is way too new to be useful right now, at least my
> implementation is. But it is like the proverbial talking dog: the
> amazing thing is not how well it talks, but that it talks at all.
> Chuck
> On Mon, 11 Nov 2002, Erik Heil wrote:
> >
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> > Hi there.  Have you gotten a chance to experiment with any of the Gnome
> > If so, what is it like?  Similar to Winblows or MacOS X?  i've heard
> > concepts such as multiple workspaces, and that one can have multiple
> > desktops within them, but I don't have any notion of them or what to
> > them too.
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