Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri Apr 28 19:13:07 UTC 2017

Ok, the name of the synth should actually be the name of the module,
wich is speechd for speech-dispatcher.
You can also set it in /etc/sbl.conf
The language could be set in /etc/sbl/spk/speechd

For kbdsniffd I did only:
sudo make install

Although I have many development packages installed already.

For sbl I had to install  bluez-libs-devel and  libusb-devel.
And then again:
sudo make install

But before that, I had to edit sbl/speechdlib.h:
diff --git i/sbl/speechdlib.h w/sbl/speechdlib.h
index 5462407..bd67488 100644
--- i/sbl/speechdlib.h
+++ w/sbl/speechdlib.h
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
 #ifndef _SPEECHDLIB_H
  #define _SPEECHDLIB_H

  -#include <libspeechd.h>
  +#include <speech-dispatcher/libspeechd.h>
   //#define _SPEECHD_H

    void speechd_close ();

The Orca directory, which I mentioned in my previous message is:
On my system it's found in:
That didn't cause problems though.

So sbl is working here with speech.
Unfortunately for me, no unicode support.

I can't find help mode, and the manual explains only command options.
The keymap files are installed in:
So i reviewed them (A little hard to read without vowels). 
At first glans I don't  find anything special, which speakup or yasr didn't have.
Fenrir has much more functions, for example. But again, unfortunately for me, no unicode support for now.
However, sbl is very responsive here, which is a big plus.

Best wishes,

  Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 04:36:55PM +0000

> I've previously purged Firefox, Orca, python, and my Xserver to see
> how much my install would shrink if I ever found a satisfactory
> text-mode web browser without breaking console speech provided by SBL,
> and I have no trouble switching on the fly betwen a minimal x-session
> housing Firefox voiced by Orca and a text terminal voiced by SBL, nor
> do I recall any problems when Orca switch to Python3.
> Granted, I've never successfully setup SBL from scratch myself and
> have no idea what Klaus Knopper did to get it running in Knoppix.
> -- 
> Sincerely,
> Jeffery Wright
> President Emeritus, Nu Nu Chapter, Phi Theta Kappa.
> Former Secretary, Student Government Association, College of the Albemarle.
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