Sonar GNU/Linux merges with Vinux

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Thu Apr 27 08:50:01 UTC 2017

Sure, let synthesizers handle ASCII text, but give synthesizers the
	textual pronunciation of Unicode characters, such as smiling face.
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Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> writes:

> I would argue that the pronunciation of symbols should most certainly
> be handled by the synthesizer rather than any intermediate layer.
> Letting the intermediate layers handle symbol pronunciation will only
> cause lots of problems similar to the "tiflda" problem we have in
> Speakup to this day. Most synthesizers have no trouble pronouncing the
> ~ (tilde) character, but they all get it horribly wrong using Speakup,
> because the pronunciation is hard coded in Speakup itself, and is
> quite wrong for most speech synthesizers.
> ~Kyle
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