question about Gnopernicus

Tom and Esther Ward tward1978 at
Fri Jan 2 18:15:43 EST 2004

That is very true. It also doesn't help that free open source software
speech systems such as festival wasn't specifically designed for screen
readers to begin with.For example festival to date doesn't have callback
support which makes festival and it's clones somewhat sluggish compared to
comercial synths such as viavoice Outloud.
I think at some point down the road once gnome accessibility and KDE
accessibility is well on it's way Baum should probably design there own
software speech system that is more robust and more responcive that the
current line of open source synth systems.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shaun Oliver" <shaun_oliver at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Friday, January 02, 2004 7:47 AM
Subject: Re: question about Gnopernicus

> no matter what platform you're running,
> software speech by it's very nature slows down the machine.
> I find when I'm broadcasting to a shoutcast server from my windows
> machine I end up with a stram that's sounding slightly distorted and
> with a wacky reverb that geoff shang can testify to as he's heard it
> happen.
> the problem I think is that software speech is almost as resource hungry
> as your audio apps out there and places unnecissary load on the system
> when you're doing intensive disk work e.g. laying down an audio track
> for your up coming masterpiece.
> the result of this unnecissary load is dropout in your recording or
> skipping. either one will result in your having to go back and redo the
> recording all over again.
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