speech output

Valiant (on laptop) valiant65 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 12:58:21 UTC 2008

I'm confused here about software speakup. Anybody have any idea what that 
is? Software version of speakup? Or something else?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lorenzo Taylor" <daxlinux at gmail.com>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at redhat.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 6:07 PM
Subject: Re: speech output

> You would be better off using software speech, as Speakup doesn't have
> access to USB ports and as I understand it, converters don't
> work.Speakup does work using software speech, and orca does as well, the
> difference being that Speakup only works with the text shell and orca
> works with the graphical Gnome interface including the gnome-terminal,
> which will run all your favourite text applications and shell commands.
> Depending on your distribution of choice, either should be easy enough
> to get going.
> Live long and prosper,
> Lorenzo
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