If bash can, why not Speakup?

William Hubbs w.d.hubbs at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 18:30:43 EST 2010

On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 09:23:29AM +1000, pj at pjb.com.au wrote:
> Janina Sajka wrote:
> > I've been happily using vim for years.
> How do you cope with the endlessly-updating bottom line?, like:
>  "497L, 15593C                             450,2         93%"
> I find speakup is in general difficult with curses applications
> because of their screen-update optimisation.  The characters
> don't necessarily come out in a text-related order.

You can disable that line by putting the following line in your

set noruler

> > My biggest complaint is that I need to be ultra-careful to
> > track whether I'm in insert or command mode, i.e. it would
> > sure help if Speakup could give me a differently pitched voice
> Good point :-)  It might need some help from the vim folk...

Yes, something like this would take modifications to vim to make it
communicate to speakup some how, and I'm not sure what that would
involve since I haven't looked at the vim code at all.


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