Speakup with vim

Albert Sten-Clanton albert.e.sten_clanton at verizon.net
Mon Feb 14 16:18:50 EST 2011

I liked the way Speakup worked with Emacs better than the way it works with
VIM.  I started out using Emacs.  I found the main drawback in Emacs for me
to be the multi-key combinations needed to do a lot of things:  it actually
was easier for me to adjust to Vim's different modes, although forgetting
which one you're in can punch your face good.  Also, I could not seem to
find in Emacs the means of saving word wrap and margin settings I wanted.  I
may be wrong, but my impression is that, like Emacspeak, Emacs itself has
quite the learning curve.

Just my wooden penny's worth.


-----Original Message-----
From: speakup-bounces at braille.uwo.ca [mailto:speakup-bounces at braille.uwo.ca]
On Behalf Of Michael Whapples
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 2:51 PM
To: Speakup is a screen review system for Linux.
Subject: Re: Speakup with vim

Thanks, that solves the specific issue. I still wonder if there is more
which can be done to make vim work better, eg. using j and k (I can imagine
they actually are quicker to use than cursor keys when you are used to them)
speakup doesn't speak the new line you navigate to unless the screen is

Is this as good as speech output gets with vim? Might it be worth me giving
emacs (may be with emacspeak) more time?

Michael Whapples
On -10/01/37 20:59, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Michael Whapples, le Mon 14 Feb 2011 09:10:39 +0000, a écrit :
>> The one problem I notice most is that when I go into insert mode as I 
>> type speakup seems to read from the status line rather than the 
>> characters typed. Also related, when using j and k to move lines 
>> speakup reads the status line as well rather than the line being moved
> See http://brl.thefreecat.org/wiki/vi to fix these.
> Samuel

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