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Re: Pronunciation in emacs-w3m mode

Hello Lucas,

emacs-version gives:

GNU Emacs 22.1.1 (i486-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.12.9) of 2008-05-03 on terranova, modified by Ubuntu

I have the ubuntu package unicode-data installed, the description of
which gives:

Description: Property data for the Unicode character set
 This package contains the property data, for the Unicode
 data set.

c-h v doesn't recognise the variable you mentioned,
I'm afraid the patch you sent didn't help either, even though
tts-strip-octals is enabled.

Yes, when I say emacspeak-27.0 read your test file perfectly, I meant
read it without unwanted question-marks, not that it read

I clearly have only a limited understanding of what's going on, and am
very happy to dig around in the docs until a bit of light dawns,
especially since I can use emacspeak-27 without problems.
Converseley, if it is a problem which you want to iron out because it
concerns an area of development you've been involved with, I am happy
to keep reporting back and working on it.  I do appreciate the help
you have given.

Best regards,


Lukas Loehrer writes:
 > Hi Rob,
 > Rob Hill writes ("Re: Pronunciation in emacs-w3m mode"):
 > > I applied your patch, using the command:
 > > ...
 > > but this gave no improvement.  Patch gave no error messages.
 > What version of emacs are you using? Did you download the unicode data
 > file and set the variable describe-char-unicodedata-file correctly?
 > > Reverting to emacspeak-27.0 fixed the problem, and your test file
 > > reads perfectly with this version.
 > This is very unlikely without the patch because the file contains
 > characters like "square root" which are not supported by outloud. Do
 > you mean by "perfectly" simply that you do not get any question marks?
 > I looked at dtk-strip-octals. It is not prepared for character codes
 > beyond 255. I attached a quick fix, which should make it remove all
 > non-ascii chars. This will make the question marks go away when
 > tts-strip-octals is enabled. To hear the correct name for these
 > characters, you will still need the other patch.
 > Best regards, Lukas

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