software speech

John Heim jheim at
Fri Aug 22 12:59:58 EDT 2008

For what it's worth, freedos & jaws for dos work really well as a dumb 
terminal for running cursor apps. I don't know of any Windows terminal 
emulators that work well enough with jaws to allow you to run cursor apps. 
They may exist but I've never seen them.
PS: If you have an external doubletalk and you want to get started with 
freedos, here is a link to a diskette image that boots freedos with jaws for 
DOS and starts speaking via a doubletalk LT (ltlk). Then you can run the 
freedos installer from the fredos CD with speech.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gregory Nowak" <greg at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 6:23 PM
Subject: Re: software speech

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> If I recall correctly, you're doing ssh access via windows and
> jaws. If that's so, then that may be your problem. I've never used
> jaws, so can't comment there. However, I can say that I try to avoid
> ssh clients under windows as much as possible. If using ssh as a
> client under gnu/linux, you should indeed have no problems doing
> menuconfig, or anything else for that matter. It's so seamless in
> fact, that you can easily forget you're not logged in on a physical
> console (I.E. sitting in front of a keyboard physically attached to
> the machine you're logged in on). That's not the case when using a
> windows ssh client, at least it never has been for me.
> Greg
> On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 04:47:03PM -0600, Tyler Littlefield wrote:
>> thanks for the sarcasm.
>> It's never worked for me, despite all the people telling me that it
>> gloriously does.
>> Thanks,
>> ~~TheCreator~~
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