what is the best text to speech voice software that works with Linux and linux based applications please?
albert.e.sten_clanton at verizon.net
Thu Oct 18 15:13:24 EDT 2012
I have almost no experience with emacspeak, so I can't help with that.
Concerning Speakup and Orca, Speakup is strictly for the non-graphical
console and Orca for the gui. Orca does seem to work reasonably well when
you open a terminal using the gui, but I much prefer using Speakup and the
text console. (I need to get Speakup working on my new machine.)
I know these comments are just a starting point. There are others on this
and the Orca list who know far more useful things than I probably do at the
moment, but I'll be glad to help where I can.
From: Speakup [mailto:speakup-bounces at braille.uwo.ca] On Behalf Of Hank &
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 2:08 PM
To: Speakup is a screen review system for Linux.
Subject: Re: what is the best text to speech voice software that works with
Linux and linux based applications please?
I am trying to find the best text to speech voice software that will enable
me as a totally blind computer user to be able to use the linux operating
system platform and use different linux based applications with the linux
operating system. Of the following 3 text to speech voice softwares I just a
day or 2 ago found out about that I guess work pretty good with the linux
platform to use different linux based applications those being Emacspeak,
speakup and orca, can someone maybe please let me know which one of these 3
text to speech programs they feel works best for a totally blind person to
be able to use the linux operating system to use different linux based
applications? Any help with this would be so very much appreciated. Much
thanks in advance for any help on this.
All the best,
From: "Gregory Nowak" <greg at gregn.net>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 8:53 PM
Subject: Re: more hardware speech and a question
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 03:14:50PM +0100, Keith Barrett wrote:
>> So, I have a 64 bytt machine and it seems for the moment, hardware
>> speech is not going to work so I am wondering if/how I can get
>> software speech working in the cli with speakup and with orca in the
> I have a 32-bit machine here that I've been upgrading since debian
> etch I believe. I have speakup working via espeakup, and orca working
> through whatever it uses (I seem to recall that's gnome speech
> services). I am able to use both, and they don't get in each other's
> way. Having said that, I don't know how/if your experience would vary
> from mine on a fresh system, but I suspect that it probably shouldn't.
>> Also, I am hoping that software speech will be more reliable than it
>> seems to be in the gui, I cannot count the number of times when I
>> have depended on speakup and my old apollo after software speech in
>> the gui has stopped working.
> Yes, software speech via espeakup in the text console is way more
> reliable for me than orca, and lots more responsive too. Maybe I
> should have said responsive to begin with, rather than reliable. I
> personally find that software speech via espeakup is as reliable as
> hardware speech most of the time, and in some situations depending on
> the hardware synthesizer used, even more reliable. Just my $0.01
> worth, take it as you will.
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