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Re: Voice Pitch Changes



Steve Holmes <steve@holmesgrown.com> writes:

> I notice when using emacspeak to travel around in info pages and some
> other documents, I hear the pitch of espeak going all over the place.
> I think it may have to do with voice locking but not sure.  

You are correct.  

> Is there any way to tame this down a bit.  I find that sing-songy
> stuff to be annoying.  I know some of the pitch changing comes inn
> handy when identifying caps, types of line in a shell but while
> reading a document, I find it to be a bit much.  Is there a way to
> control this?

Of course.  This is emacs, after all.  There is a long thread in the
archives concerning voices and making adjustments.  Search for my name.
I believe that the information ended up in the info manual as well.
Before we get into a discussion on this issue, I would suggest reading
at least the info manual section.  It is in section 7, Voice Locking.  I
think this will answer almost if not all of your questions.

In the meantime, you can simply toggle voice locking by issuing the
command:

,----[ C-h k  control e d v  ]
|  control e d v  runs the command voice-lock-mode
|   which is an interactive compiled Lisp function in `voice-setup.el'.
| It is bound to  control e d v .
| (voice-lock-mode &optional ARG)
| 
| Toggle Voice Lock mode.
| With arg, turn Voice Lock mode on if and only if arg is positive.
| 
| This light-weight voice lock engine leverages work already done by
| font-lock.  Voicification is effective only if font lock is on.
| 
| [back]
`----


> Another question on pitch control, I would like to increase the pitch
> difference when cursoring character by character  through a line.
> Where are these options controled?

Hmmm.  Not sure on this one.  Not even sure it can be done.  Maybe
someone else can shed some light on this matter.

rdc
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