[Kde-accessibility] Information about orca

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at ens-lyon.org
Sat Jun 3 14:09:37 UTC 2006

Tim Chase, le Sat 03 Jun 2006 09:02:46 -0500, a écrit :
> >>In theory, it might be possible to create an X server that 
> >>intercepted the calls and made an internal representation of them 
> >>that was more accessible and navigable.
> >
> >But with your strategy, you need an OCR for getting the text that is
> >displayed.
> Like JAWS (and WindowEyes?), it would be intercepting the calls 
> to things like XDrawText where the actual text is being passed in 
> to the X server

Agreed, that's what Ultrasonix does IIRC, but I do tell you that
applications don't use XDrawText anymore. They draw text themselves
(with the help of freetype & such libraries) and just send the _pixmap_
to the X server.  Don't expect people to ever use XDrawText again.


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