OT: Emacspeak and Fedora

al Sten-Clanton Albert.E.Sten_Clanton at verizon.net
Sat May 30 11:57:31 EDT 2009

Hi, Hermann.  Thanks!  I'm looking at speechd-el.  It looks like I'll need
to get it from source if I decide to try it.


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Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 5:12 PM
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Subject: Re: OT: Emacspeak and Fedora

On 29.05.2009 22:58, 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.

Can't tell anything about Fedora, but did you try Emacs with Speechd-el,
available on GRML?
It is based on Speech-Dispatcher and you can use a lot of synths, among them
one you perhaps like better.
GRMl for example comes with Espeak, which is pretty usable.
I don't know whether this packages are available in Fedora.
You would need Speech-dispatcher, Speechd-el and Espeak.
Speechd-el uses a similar scheme of commands as Emacspeak.
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