Braille Blazer problems

Alex Snow alex_snow at
Wed Jan 14 20:50:23 EST 2004

get an artic transport. they're good synths and can stand up to a good 
amount of abuse.
On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 08:36:56PM -0500, Garrett Klein 
> Hello all,
> I am running Slackware 9.1 with Speakup 1.5 using my Braille Blazer as a 
> synthesizer. I, however, am having multiple issues with it. For one 
> thing, when too much text gets sent over the serial port, it turns 
> itself off and back on, which destroys my punctuation/pitch settings (I 
> can fix the pitch and speed, though). My second problem is 
> Speakup-related. I've seen it in Speakup 1.0, 1.5, and CVS speakup 
> (which, might I add, made my blazer sound quite weird). This problem is 
> that it does not announce uppercase letters in a higher pitch than 
> lowercase ones. This has also happened when using my Braille Lite 40 as 
> a synth. I've tried a warm reset, and that didn't help. Sometimes it'll 
> say some letters higher when spelling a word, but I think it doesn't 
> just do the uppercase ones in that case, it's hard to tell. Case 
> sensativity works in JAWS for DOS, BTW.
> I'm looking into getting a DoubleTalk LT, so I won't have to worry about 
> these problems anymore. Either that, or possibly getting a TrippleTalk 
> USB and using its serial port, would that work with speakup? Any 
> suggestions to fix these annoying issues would be appreciated.
> Thanks in advance,
> Garrett
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