Other accessible terminal emulation
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Mon Nov 19 17:30:14 UTC 2018
Fenrir is a text-mode, userspace screen reader written in Python. I
haven't used it myself, but its gaining popularity as an alternative
to espeakup. The two biggest pros I've heard is that, as a user space
application, it doesn't require a kernel module(espeakup requires the
speakup kernel module) and should thus be easier to setup on distros
that don't ship staging modules in their default kernels(speakup has
been trapped in staging for years and has little chance of graduating
to kernel main short of a complete rewrite as I understand it) and
built-in support for Unicode(arguably of limited use for
English-speaking users, but could be vital to those whose native
language uses a non-Latin Alphabet).
Also, previous messages in this thread would suggest it works just as
well in a Terminal Emulator as from the terminal itself, which I don't
believe I've heard suggest of espeakup or SBL, the latter which I use
for terminal speech myself(I only run X for Firefox, so I can't
comment on the question of Terminal Emulators).
No idea why Fenrir is named after the Wolf from Norse mythology,
especially since its traditional to name screen readers after marine
animals and this is the only screen reader I know of with a non-marine
On 11/19/18, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
> What is fenrir?
> On 11/19/18, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
>> gnome-terminal works as well.
>> you also can use fenrir to make an terminal emulator accessible by
>> starting it with:
>> fenrir -e (for using escape sequence shortcuts)
>> sudo fenrir -E (using evdev, can only run once)
>> cheers chrys
>> Zitat von Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>:
>>> Is there any other accessible terminal emulators besides using mate
>>> terminal in a window manager?
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