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
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[K/speakup/parameters/
root at bid:/sys/module/speakup/parameters# ls
[00m[00mattrib_bleep[00m [00mchartab[00m [00mfull_time[00m [00mpunc_all[00m [00mreading_punc[00m [00msynth_direct[00m
[00mbell_pos[00m [00mcursor_time[00m [00mjiffy_delta[00m [00mpunc_level[00m [00mrepeats[00m [00mtone[00m
[00mbleeps[00m [00mdelay_time[00m [00mkey_echo[00m [00mpunc_most[00m [00msay_control[00m [00mtrigger_time[00m
[00mbleep_time[00m [00mdelimiters[00m [00mkeymap[00m [00mpunc_some[00m [00msay_word_ctl[00m [00mversion[00m
[00mcaps_start[00m [00mdirect[00m [00mlang[00m [00mpunct[00m [00msilent[00m [00mvoice[00m
[00mcaps_stop[00m [00mex_num[00m [00mno_interrupt[00m [00mquiet[00m [00mspell_delay[00m [00mvol[00m
[00mcharacters[00m [00mfreq[00m [00mpitch[00m [00mrate[00m [00msynth[00m
[mroot 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
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 Reiser The Computer Braille Facility
> e-mail: kirk at braille.uwo.ca University of Western Ontario
> phone: (519) 661-3061
> Speakup mailing list
> Speakup at braille.uwo.ca
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