More about speakup.

John G. Heim jheim at
Mon Jul 11 20:24:06 UTC 2005

Wow... You know what just occured to me... Wouldn't it be cool if there was 
a hardware speech synthesizer emulator?

You plug a null-modem cable into your new computer, connect the other end 
to a machine with speech already working, and run an emulator on the 
machine with speech already running. The new machine thinks it's talking to 
a doubletalk LT for example but it's really talking to another computer.

It shouldn't even be very difficult to write.  You wouldn't have to worry 
about what is speaking. Just display whatever the synth is supposed to be 
saying. It would be up to whatever speech engine is on the old machine to 
do the talking. Write it in perl so it would be portable, run on any platform.

Wow. I'm going to have to try this when I get home tonight. Connect a null 
modem cable to the port my doubletalk would normally be connected to and 
see what comes out on a terminal emulator on another machine. Then, write a 
perl script to send the same string to the double talk and see how it 
responds. And then write a perl script to say that same thing to the linux 
box on the other side of the null modem cable.  Keep doing that until I 
essentually have a doubletalk LT emulator script.

Might take me more than one night though.

At 02:45 PM 7/11/2005, you wrote:
>Hi guys,
>After my last question, it has occurred to me that I have a KeySoft CE 
>version 4 BrailleNote here.
>Would it be possible to connect this using my serial kable and get my 
>Linux talking?
>Chris Norman.
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