speakup direct option?

Willem van der Walt wvdwalt at csir.co.za
Fri May 29 09:51:17 EDT 2009

I am the maintainer of the Espeak Afrikaans voice and sometimes use the 
voice myself.
Here is some info on the machine I have tested on.
Please advise on how I should test?
Script started on Fri 29 May 2009 15:44:24 SAST
root at bid:~# echo $LANG
root at bid:~# cd /sys/modules/speakup/parameters/
root at bid:/sys/module/speakup/parameters# ls
attrib_bleep  chartab      full_time     punc_all    reading_punc  synth_direct
bell_pos      cursor_time  jiffy_delta   punc_level  repeats       tone
bleeps        delay_time   key_echo      punc_most   say_control   trigger_time
bleep_time    delimiters   keymap        punc_some   say_word_ctl  version
caps_start    direct       lang          punct       silent        voice
caps_stop     ex_num       no_interrupt  quiet       spell_delay   vol
characters    freq         pitch         rate        synth
root at bid:/sys/module/speakup/parameters# cat version
Speakup version 3.0.3
soft synthesizer driver version 2.4

root at bid:/sys/module/speakup/parameters# cat lang

root at bid:/sys/module/speakup/parameters# exit

Script done on Fri 29 May 2009 15:46:26 SAST
Linux bid 2.6.27-8-eeepc #1 SMP Sun Nov 16 12:02:12 MST 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
Regards, Willem

On Fri, 29 May 2009, Kirk Reiser wrote:

> 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
> --
> 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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