Lowering default espeakup speed?

Albert Sten-Clanton albert.e.sten_clanton at verizon.net
Mon Jul 23 18:38:31 EDT 2012

Samuel, I haven't found the default espeakup speed too fast.  The trouble I
had was getting used to its pronunciation at the beginning.  And I'm not one
of these speed demons I envy.  :-)  


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From: Speakup [mailto:speakup-bounces at braille.uwo.ca] On Behalf Of Samuel
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2012 10:13 AM
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Subject: Lowering default espeakup speed?


We are getting contradictory feedback from users:

- a lot of them find espeakup too fast
- a lot of them find it too slow

so I'm wondering whether the current default speed (the average) is really a
good default value.  People who want fast speed are usually also those who
are able to find in the documentation how to request speed increase, while
those who prefer a slow speed are often beginners who have no clue about
such things.  So the idea would be that the default would be a "welcoming"
slow speed, which people would be able to increase at will along getting
used to it.

What do people think about it?

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