Speech on vim backspace [Was: If bash can, why not Speakup?]

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Thu Nov 18 15:31:31 EST 2010

Albert Sten-Clanton writes:
> 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?

I have speech on backspace in vim, at least I do in insert mode.

You may need to set your charset to iso 8859-1 in your .vimrc. I don't
recall specifically whether this problem is solved, but other nasties
are solved this way. I'd love to use utf, but it isn't speaking as
cleanly as 8859-1.


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