speakup direct option?

Hermann meinelisten at onlinehome.de
Fri May 29 10:11:22 EDT 2009

On 29.05.2009 15:51, Willem van der Walt wrote:
> I am the maintainer of the Espeak Afrikaans voice and sometimes use the
> voice myself.

Oh, sorry for that "Dutch".
After creating the direct file you should invoke:
espeakup -V af

> 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
> en_ZA.UTF-8
> 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
> 0
> root at bid:/sys/module/speakup/parameters# exit
> 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

Try the following in the parameters subfolder:
echo 1 >direct
Can the file be written? If yes, then start Espeakup like explained above.
If you cannot create the file, you have to edit the characters file in 
that directory, to correctly speak Africans.
Then start Espeakup with the -V option.

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