Sonar GNU/Linux merges with Vinux

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri Apr 28 11:14:18 UTC 2017

Tony Baechler here.

You're right. I hadn't thought of that. My ancient DECtalk Express doesn't 
do Unicode. Windows screen readers do Unicode. Even Android does Unicode. I 
would think there might be a way to borrow from Google. They developed a 
screen reader for Android which is based on Linux. Oh yes, they would 
definitely notice if Unicode is missing. I don't really see them using 
emacs. There are lots of other practical reasons to support Unicode, even 
though I don't like it. I agree that Speech Dispatcher is probably the 
better place to start. That not only gives Orca Unicode support but Speakup 
and anything else which uses it.

On 4/27/2017 5:36 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Then we'd better get eSpeak supporting Unicode pronunciation before I
> 	can confidently recommend anything besides Emacspeak to younger
> 	generations. Otherwise, they’ll turn back to iOS, and Voiceover,
> 	which can speak Emoji and such, pretty quickly. I know, I’m not
> 	a developer so it probably won’t happen until Reece gets to the
> 	bottom of the to do list and gets the strings translated to all
> 	102 languages, but really, it needs doing. I have several ways
> 	to get the word out, but if we are to be successful, we can’t
> 	have this glaring emission to tell teens/Young adults about, and
> 	believe me, they’ll notice. Facebook, Twitter, even chatting
> 	programs like Skype, are full of Unicode characters, and its
> 	about time our synthesizers, or synthesizer managers, get with
> 	the times.

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