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Re: Emacspeak speech server for mac



Hi All,
As a recent mac purchaser myself, I too would be interested in having this integrated into the main Emacspeak sources.  It would be nice to add yet another compatible platform to the list.
Best and thanks for the tip, Bart.
Zack.
On Mar 17, 2011, at 7:18 PM, Bart Bunting wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Sent this earlier and it didn't make it through, think I sent from the
> wrong address.
> 
> Hi Raman,
> 
> I have recently got a new macbook pro and started investigating running
> emacspeak on it.  My intent was to write a speech server for the mac.
> 
> After some investigation I discovered that Dave had already started down
> this road and made some quite good progress.
> 
> He has a functioning server hosted on googlecode called e-mac-speak at:
> http://e-mac-speak.googlecode.com/svn/trunk
> 
> His initial aproach was to fork emacspeak and modify what was required.
> 
> Actualy though the only differences are that there is a new speech
> server in the servers directory called "mac", a new mac-voices.el file
> and a two line patch to dtk-speak.el to add the loading of the mac
> specific accs stuff from mac-voices.el.
> 
> There is still a little work required to get everything working
> correctly but it is at a useable point, voicification is working
> although needs some tweaking.  There are still a few corner cases where
> some chunks of text are lost and audio icons do not yet work, same for
> all caps beep etc.
> 
> I am writing this for two reasons:
> 1. To let everyone on this list know of the existance of a speech server
> for the mac.
> 2. To ask at which point you would accept this work as a contribution to
> emacspeak?
> 
> Kind regards
> 
> Bart
> 
> -- 
> 
> Bart Bunting
> 
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