question about Gnopernicus
Tom and Esther Ward
tward1978 at earthlink.net
Fri Jan 2 21:44:06 EST 2004
Well, Viavoice is pretty tuff to get working on modern Linux distros. It is
incompatible with the libs that ship with Mandrake 9.2 and Fedora Core 1.0.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Berry" <scott at drscott.dyndns.biz>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Friday, January 02, 2004 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: question about Gnopernicus
> I did see the viavoice.tgz on baum's site and I thought about
> downloading it but haven't done it yet.
> On Fri, 2 Jan 2004, Tom and Esther
> Ward wrote:
> > 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
> > 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 optusnet.com.au>
> > To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux."
<speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
> > 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
> > > 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
> > > recording all over again.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Shaun Oliver
> > >
> > >
> > > "I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person."
> > > email: shaun_oliver at optusnet.com.au
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