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Very preliminary Emacspeak advice for identica-mode

First the caveats: this is very rough, not adequately tested and not ready for
inclusion in Emacspeak. There is functionality which remains to be

Nevertheless, it is already useful to me, and hence may be helpful to others
even in its current form.

I spent the last several hours writing it and doing basic debugging - my first
attempt to advise a new Emacs mode.

I shall post an update after several more weeks of experience and refinement,
or whenever I think it's sufficiently improved to be worth posting again.

Code and techniques have been taken liberally from the Emacspeak source.

As an example of what's missing: when the user types a status message, there's
a running counter which shows the number of characters typed. Obviously, it
shouldn't be spoken while typing is underway, but there ought to be an
Emacspeak command to read it, bound to a suitable key.

Feedback is welcome.

;;{{{ copyright
;;;Copyright (c) 2010 Jason White
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(require 'emacspeak-preamble)
;;{{{ Introduction
;;This module speech-enables identica-mode: http://www.nongnu.org/identica-mode/
;;The code is influenced in particular by emacspeak-twit.el.
;;{{{ voice map
   (identica-username-face voice-bolden)
   (identica-reply-face voice-brighten)
   (identica-uri-face voice-lighten)))

;;{{{ supporting functions
(defun emacspeak-identica-speak-status ()
  "Speaks text between point and the end of the current status"
      ((start (point))
       (end (identica-get-next-username-face-pos start)))
    (and start end
	 (emacspeak-speak-region start end))))


;;{{{ advice
(loop for f in
      `(defadvice ,f (around emacspeak pre act comp)
	 "Provide auditory feedback"
	 (when (interactive-p)
	       ((prior (point)))
	     (unless (eql prior (point))
	       (emacspeak-auditory-icon 'select-object)

(loop for f in
	 `(defadvice ,f (after emacspeak pre act comp)
	    "Provide auditory feedback"
	    (when (and
		   (get-text-property (point) 'uri))
	      (emacspeak-auditory-icon 'select-object)
	      (emacspeak-speak-region (point) (next-property-change (point)))))))

(defadvice identica-render-timeline (after emacspeak pre act comp)
  (voice-lock-mode 1))


(provide 'emacspeak-identica)
;;{{{ end of file

;;; local variables:
;;; folded-file: t
;;; byte-compile-dynamic: t
;;; end:


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