OT: Emacspeak and Fedora

Alastair Irving alastair.irving at sjc.ox.ac.uk
Fri May 29 17:09:53 EDT 2009


You'd probably be better off asking this on the emacspeak list, see

I expect that you need to compile the speech server for the appropriate 
synth, these can be found in 
/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/servers (or similar), and you will 
then also need to configure emacspeak to use that server, probably by 
setting the DTK_PROGRAM environment variable.

I know this is rather vague but the specifics vary depending on the 
distro and the choice of server, in some cases you have to edit the 
server makefiles, etc.  Its probably best looking at the emacspeak list 
archives and then asking on there if you need further advice.

Alastair Irving

al Sten-Clanton wrote:
> Hi!
> Has anybody been able to use Emacspeak with Fedora?  I tried and failed with
> several versions of Fedora (speakup-modified versions, except for 10).
> I have got it working with Debian and GRML.  In those instances, when I
> installed Emacspeak, I got a list of speech output choices.  I got software
> speech working:  I didn't like it much, but it did speak.
> With Fedora, Emacspeak just gets installed.  If I try to use it, I typically
> get stuck in it and have to reboot from another terminal.  When I use
> rpm -qc emacspeak
> I get no configuration files, and haven't figured out any other way what I
> might do to get the speech.
> Thanks for any help.
> Al
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