If bash can, why not Speakup?

Albert Sten-Clanton albert.e.sten_clanton at verizon.net
Wed Nov 17 19:48:38 EST 2010

In addition to the suggestion below, I'd very much like to hear the
characters I'm backspacing over.  I asked about this a few years ago, but I
gathered that this wasn't easy to do.  Any thoughts?


-----Original Message-----
From: speakup-bounces at braille.uwo.ca [mailto:speakup-bounces at braille.uwo.ca]
On Behalf Of William Hubbs
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 6:31 PM
To: speakup at braille.uwo.ca
Subject: Re: If bash can, why not Speakup?

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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