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Mon Oct 10 18:10:44 UTC 2022

You forgot fenrir.

Jude <jdashiel at panix dot com>
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On Mon, 10 Oct 2022, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> So neither tdsr nor yasr will land in Slint 15.0...
> ... which already includes speech-dispatcher, espeakup, speechd-up, speechd-el,
> emacspeak, brltty, and of course orca so can be used on the console as in
> graphical environments (main included are MATE and LXQt) and switch back and
> forth between console and graphical without losing speech.
> I would be glad to anyone testing the slint-15.0 release candidate 2, ISO
> available here:
> Please read first:
> If you like it you will not have to reinstall when the "official release" ISO
> will be available in a very few days. On the other hand if major bugs are found
> I will provide another ISO, else, just update the installed packages to pravide
> fixes will be enough.
> Best,
> Didier
> --
> Didier Spaier
> diideratslintdotfr
> Le 10/10/2022 ? 18:30, Linux for blind general discussion a ?crit :
> > Tdsr is in fact much like YASR in functionality from what I can tell, with the
> > exception that it appears there is no way to change what voice it uses without
> > editing your speech-dispatcher configuration. I didn't find any mention of an
> > exception dictionary either, which was included in YASR as I recall, though it
> > has been a very long time since I used that. That said, I see no advantage to
> > using it if you already have Speakup running. I also don't see any advantage to
> > running Speakup and Fenrir at the same time, and the primary advantage of Fenrir
> > over Speakup, aside from spell check and other useful features, is simply that a
> > kernel update won't even temporarily break your screen reader as I have seen
> > happen, though such breakage does occur rather infrequently. That said, running
> > entirely independent of the kernel does offer better portability, and also means
> > that the screen reader can be updated independently of the kernel, which IMO is
> > always a good thing(tm).
> >
> > ~Kyle
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