Software Speech for Speakup

Steve Holmes steve at
Thu Jan 29 11:39:15 EST 2004

Well, where do I start:)? I'm assuming output from speakup is piped
into /dev/softsynth, assuming /proc/synth_name is set to sftsynth?
What does the softsynth device do with it from there? Does the "middle
ware" some how read the device and call up whatever speech TTS library
being used?


On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 07:00:59AM -0500, Kirk Reiser wrote:
> Well, it is on my list but I have no idea when I'll get to it so if
> you are interested then do it.  What is your fear of duplicating a
> little work it would be a good learning experience for you in any
> event and that wouldn't be a waste.
> c 10,26 are the parameters you give mknod to create the softsynth
> device in the /dev directory thusly:
> mknod /dev/softsynth c 10 26
> You can do a man mknod for more informative information.
>   Kirk

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