Orca speech-dispatcher back-end, was Re: Espeak, gnome-speech and alsa

Michael Whapples mikster4 at msn.com
Wed Feb 21 08:03:57 EST 2007

I am slightly unsure exactly myself what the problems were (as I said it
> was sometime ago so can't remember fully), I just remember that at the
> time the gnome-speech speech-dispatcher driver worked better (on my
> computers it didn't seem to have any noticable lag that way, compared
> with the orca speech-dispatcher back-end).
> I will see sometime soon if I still get the problems I was having with
> the orca speech-dispatcher back-end, unless it is going to be added to
> orca within a couple of weeks (as that will help when updating orca as
> it won't need to be added everytime I update).
> From
> Michael Whapples
> On Mon, 2007-02-19 at 19:13 +0100, Tomas Cerha wrote:
> > Michael Whapples wrote:
> > > Some time ago, I did try the speech-dispatcher back-end for orca, but didn't 
> > > continue to use it as I remember that there were some issues with it knowing 
> > > when the speech had finished and sometimes missing parts of speech.
> > 
> > Any more details on this would be greatly appreciated.  Part of it might
> > have already been solved, since the backend now supports speech progress
> > notifications.  Anyway, I'm not sure I understand what you mean.  Could
> > you please give an example for each problem?  Thank you very much for
> > your answer.
> > 
> > > Also whenever I do an update I would need to re-apply the back-end
> > 
> > This will change soon, since the Speech Dispatcher backend will be
> > included in Orca (in a few weeks).
> > 
> > Best regards, Tomas.
> > 
> > 

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