accent and speakup

Kenny Hitt kennyhitt at
Sat Nov 23 10:01:08 EST 2002

Hi.  The rate on an accent is a hex value.  it runs from 0 to f.
I have mine set to d.  F is just to fast for me.
On Sat, Nov 23, 2002 at 02:48:52PM +0000, Scott Howell wrote:
> Adam,
> Yes, I do use the Accentsa driverand it seems to work very nicely. The 
> only thing I wish is I could crank the speed a bit more. Even setting 
> the rate to nine by echo 1 >/proc/speakup/rate I don't get much more 
> increase in rate. I've heard another person's Accent jabbering at great 
> speeds. This holds true with my DoubleTalk PC and external. I know some 
> like it slow, but I like it fast. I'm used to really speedy 
> speech.<grin>
> Actually the only other issue I have run into is when typing something 
> like ls, it pauses a bit before speaking. I again don't know if this has 
> anything to do with the firmware of the synth and not sure how to 
> determine what that is, but maybe someone has some thoughts on these 
> issues.
> Thanks everyone who has given me suggestions thus far. This is a nice 
> speech card for the money and having the option to run it as an internal 
> or external is nice. I just might try to get another.<grin>
> Scott
> On Sat, Nov 23, 2002 at 08:18:27AM -0600, Adam Myrow wrote:
> > Using Speakup review commands with the synth turned off is what I meant by
> > pressing keys.  Sorry I didn't make that more clear.  It is also quite a
> > kludge IMHO.  At the time I originally posted about this issue with an
> > Accent SA, somebody mentioned a script that would reset all synth values
> > on demand.  I never got around to playing with it to see if it would
> > reinitialize the Accent SA after it had been turned off, and now that I
> > have the Accent PC and am using it directly, I don't need it.  By the way,
> > when using the Accent PC as a serial synthesizer, do you use the Accent SA
> > driver in Speakup?
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