Fwd: Re: A new tts on Linux

Fernando Botelho Fernando.Botelho at F123.org
Fri Nov 4 20:08:55 UTC 2016

That is good to know, thanks. The thing is, SpeechD-el apparently is 
able to handle multiple languages by default, seems to work 
out-of-the-box with eSpeak, and seems to be easier to setup. One way or 
another it looks like I will not have it all, but I might  get to try 
this before I figure out how to configure Emacspeak with eSpeak.

I know that tools for advanced users do not place a big priority on 
making things easy. I just never expected that mere installation of 
Emacspeak was going to be such a big deal.


On 11/04/2016 05:59 PM, Devin Prater wrote:
> as far as I know, Speechd-el hasn't been updated in years. I've used 
> Speechd-el, and it reminds me more of Narrator as compared to NVDA, 
> being Emacspeak. Sure it might could be made to act more like 
> Emacspeak, but users generally don't want to spend that much time 
> adding sound icons, setting them to trigger on certain events, all that.
> On 11/4/2016 7:35 AM, Fernando Botelho wrote:
>> Thanks very much for this suggestion Raphaë.
>> Best regards,
>> Fernando
>> On 11/04/2016 07:38 AM, Raphaël POITEVIN wrote:
>>> Dear Fernando,
>>>> -------- Message transféré --------
>>>> Sujet : Re: A new tts on Linux
>>>> Date : Thu, 3 Nov 2016 14:38:04 -0200
>>>> De : Fernando Botelho <Fernando.Botelho at F123.org>
>>>> Répondre à : Fernando.Botelho at F123.org, Linux for blind general
>>>> discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
>>>> Organisation : F123
>>>> Pour : Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
>>>> Would your team have the skills to develop a speech server for 
>>>> Emacspeak
>>>> to use Speech-Dispatcher and eSpeak?
>>> I don't know any thing about EmacSpeak. I'm asrtonished that plugin 
>>> doesn't have already any connection with speech-dispatcher. But, if 
>>> you don't have any reason to use absolutely Emacspeak, why don't use 
>>> speechd-el which is more recent and still maintained?
>>> https://devel.freebsoft.org/speechd-el
>>>> Alternatively, would your team be able to create a BASH script that
>>>> automates the installation and configuration of Emacspeak and eSpeak
>>>> inside an Arch Linux machine?
>>> I don't use Arch, but I can see it exists a package for speechd-el:
>>> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/emacs-speechd-el-git/
>>> Regards,
>>> Raphaël
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