What are the advantages of Speakup over Orca?
tony at baechler.net
Sun Aug 17 05:22:31 EDT 2008
Cody Hurst wrote:
> Speakup is strictly for command line, a virtual console. Orca on the
> other hand is intended to be a screen reader for the GUI desktop
> environment, gnome. If you are good with bash and want to work in the
> command line without the hastle of a desktop, then using speakup would
> be the best choice. However I'm sure you know already you will need an
> external synthisizer such as a double talk lt or a bns. Orca is
> maintained by sun, speakup is not.
Huh? What about using ESpeak or other software synths? Also, are you
saying that Speakup is unmaintained? I see commits every few days and
the bugs which I've reported all got fixed. Granted there is not a
company developing it, but there aren't very many people testing it
either. I think your statement that Orca is maintained by Sun and
Speakup isn't is unfair and misleading.
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