speakup direct option?

Kirk Reiser kirk at braille.uwo.ca
Fri May 29 09:16:46 EDT 2009

The direct option is supposed to allow a softsynth like espeakup
handle special characters and individual characters rather than
attempting to do it uniformly like we've been doing in speakup for
many years.

We have been talking about it on-and-off for a while now on the irc
channel and decided it needs testing so we can get the kinks worked
out for languages other than English.

For characters such as umlauts and other accents you would need to
have the appropriate utf-8 character set loaded into the kernel.  If
you have than thank you for the apraisal.  We realize it still needs
work but without folks trying it we can't fix it.  Both William Hubbs
and I are native English speakers and although I speak a little German
I've not really played with getting my softsynth to use it so we
really need patient help from speakers of other languages.
Kirk Reiser				The Computer Braille Facility
e-mail: kirk at braille.uwo.ca		University of Western Ontario
phone: (519) 661-3061

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