several things I don't understand and need for Speakup-HOWTO

Thomas Stivers stivers_t at
Sat Oct 2 17:44:21 EDT 2004

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Hi all. There are several small things I don't quite understand and I
would like to explain them in my speakup howto (you know the one I have
been talking about for some time but still been to lazy to finish).

First there are several items in /proc/speakup that I don't really get.
These are cursor_time, delay_time, ex_num, full_time,jiffy_delta, punct,
say_control, say_word_ctl, and trigger_time. Some explanation on some or
all of these things would help quite a bit. I know several are hardware
related and really don't need to be fiddled with, but which ones and
why? I am certain I will have more questions as I get back into writing
this thing, but knowing these would be nice. Thanks and sorry for such a
long time without producing anything concrete.

If you want to look at what I have so far it is available at
The xml source is in the same place just replace html with xml. Of
course suggestions, corrections, additions, ETC. are appreciated I know
some of it is out of date and I am working on a section about software
synthesizers. I will be updating the page as I write so it'll change
fast *hopefully*.

- -- 
"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan

Thomas Stivers	e-mail: stivers_t at
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