Considering writing a synth emulator for use with virtual machines
jheim at math.wisc.edu
Tue Aug 14 10:38:17 EDT 2007
Maybe this is crazy but I was thinking maybe it would be easier to write a
driver for speakup that talked to the serial port like a vt100 terminal. The
idea is that you'd run hyperterminal or something on your Windows machine,
and when you press a speakup key, it sends whatever text it wants spoken to
the serial port with appropriate vt100 control codes to get it to display on
your hyperterminal screen. For instance, if you press a Capslock+u it sends
the previous line to the serial port. This is then displayed by the terminal
emulator and spoken by jaws or whatever.
I've tried connecting a null modem cable to the serial port and then telling
speakup that I have a doubletalk. But it doesn't work. It must be some small
thing in the initialization that keeps it from working though because I know
you can just send text to the serial port and the doubletalk will read it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brent Harding" <bharding at doorpi.net>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2007 9:09 PM
Subject: Re: Considering writing a synth emulator for use with virtual
>I thought I heard someone mention something called Echospeak once that
> support the commands of an echo synthesizer on a virtual serial port and
> then tell Jaws in Windows to speak what Speakup sent. I never found info
> about this anywhere, so it may have just been an idea.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Doug Sutherland" <doug at proficio.ca>
> To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux."
> <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
> Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2007 9:48 AM
> Subject: Re: Considering writing a synth emulator for use with virtual
>> The communication protocol is asynchronous serial uart.
>> This is probably the most widely documented protocol
>> ever in existence. That part should be easy. On the end
>> of that protocol you have the actual synth commands
>> received over that communication protocol. You can
>> examine the driver code in speakup for details on this.
>> -- Doug
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