an old artic transport
Linux for blind general discussion
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Thu May 18 10:52:09 UTC 2017
Tony Baechler here.
No thanks are necessary. I have a slight hearing loss and I don't like
software speech, especially ESpeak in particular. I'm so glad I have a
DECtalk Express, a Litetalk and a Trippletalk. I wouldn't give up hardware
speech for the world. As much as I appreciate the thanks, the real credit
goes to Samuel and the Speakup list. It has been a long road and the journey
isn't done yet, but it looks like serial support might again work with
Speakup in the latest kernels. It's just a matter of the patches being
accepted upstream and entering staging. I can't take any credit for their
work. I'm most definitely not a programmer. All I do is apply their patches
to the kernel source and compile. I ran kernel 2.6.32 for years just for
working hardware speech.
Regarding the GUI, I have bad news. I don't know of a way to use any
hardware speech. A module for Speech Dispatcher would have to be written,
but I don't think anyone has done any work in that area. I keep hoping
someone will as the main reason why I don't switch to Linux and Orca full
time is due to the lack of hardware speech. In my case, it doesn't matter
how good software speech is due to my high frequency hearing loss. Nothing
compares to having real hardware speech. If you ever find a way to get
hardware speech to work in the GUI, I would be thrilled.
On 5/17/2017 10:46 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Mark Peveto here, I just wanted to say publicly...Tony, thanks buddy. Artic is working perfectly in the console now. I wish I could get it to work in
> the gui, but I'm thrilled with this. I also want to thank everyone for their contributions as far as answers to my questions. Much of my stuff's
> probably trivial to a lot of folks, but yall helped me get this going. Thanks.
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