Linux for blind general discussion
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Thu May 25 21:59:48 UTC 2017
Karen, I might be able to put you in touch with someone who's selling one if you'd like. I'll contact him and see if he's still got it. He was asking
$85 for it.
Registered Linux user number 600552
Everything happens after coffee!
On Thu, 25 May 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> The dec-talk voices, constructed as I understand it first to simulate speech
> for service members who lost their voices due to injury, are some of the
> best ever invented.
> I am therefore profoundly surprised no one has made an effort to keep patent
> so that indeed the voices can be carried over to more graphical situations.
> My own hardware synthesizer, using dec-talk voices, the reading edge,
> likewise has no connection to Linux at all, not even in the command line,
> Glad you found an express. would buy one myself if the price is right smiles.
> Seriously, who owns the patent for the dec-talk voices?
> On Thu, 25 May 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> > As I sit here working in the console using my dectalk express that I just
> > purchased, I find myself wishing it were possible to use it in the GUI as
> > well.
> > It's so much easier for me to hear than espeak. I wish someone would takte
> > the time and write a module for speech-dispatcher so orca could use it.
> > Ok, I'm done venting.
> > Mark Peveto
> > Registered Linux user number 600552
> > Everything happens after coffee!
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