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Re: Emacspeak on a Mac



Steve,

Not exactly sure what you are seeing there.  I run in full gui mode.
Have to turne VO off though inside emacs.

I launch emacs at startup using the command:
open /usr/local/Cellar/emacs/HEAD/Emacs.app 

Not sure if that helps you at all.

Bart

On Fri, 2 Mar 2012 08:57:02 -0800, Steve Holmes <steve@holmesgrown.com> wrote:
> OK, the speech server works and if I run emacs with the -nw option,
> emacspeak actually works.  the suggested speech rate of 500 is really
> slow.  Beginning to wonder if it was accepted as the proper value.  I
> will have to look into that further.
> 
> My big question now is if I leave off the -nw switch, emacs loads but
> leaves me in a GUI environment with the typical mac window buttons,
> tool bar and a couple vertical scroll bars.  From here I cannot use
> emacspeak at all.  When I press the arrow keys, All I get is VO
> speaking escape sequences from the arrow keys being pressed.  Thus I
> can only use emacspeak when I specify consol-only mode with -nw.  Is
> this the intended way to use emacs on the mac or do I have some config
> issues with emacs when it was built?  I used homebrew to install the
> latest pull of emacs and followed the suggested options and syntax
> from the emacspeak on the mac documentation.
> 
> What might I be missing?
> 
> 
> On 3/1/12, Steve Holmes <steve@holmesgrown.com> wrote:
> > Yes, after running ./mac with output redirected to /dev/null, I was
> > able to confirm a good test now.  Didn't realize that 'd' alone would
> > force the queued strings to be spoken.  I had been second-guessing
> > that command to be Ctrl-D to end the subshell.  Anyway, I can move on
> > to better things now.  thanks for the help.
> >
> > On Thu, Mar 01, 2012 at 08:32:11AM +1100, Bart Bunting wrote:
> >> Hi Steve,
> >>
> >> The line you paste below, if taken verbatim is incorrect:
> >> q {test 1 2 3]
> >> should be
> >> q {test 1 2 3}
> >>
> >> Note the right bracket changed to right brace.
> >>
> >> Additionally the "q" command simply queues the text.  To actualy have it
> >> spoken you need to issue the "d" command.
> >>
> >> As for the output you are seeing, it is most likely due to the debugging
> >> being turned on in the script.  Look for debug_level or similar near the
> >> top of the mac server.
> >>
> >> smac is not relevant, it was an older testing version and should be
> >> removed from the repo.
> >>
> >> HTH
> >>
> >> Bart
> >>
> >> On Wed, 29 Feb 2012 06:04:03 -0800, Steve Holmes <steve@holmesgrown.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> > I have a correction to make.  While testing ./mac, I hear the phrase
> >> > "emacspeak server" but it turns out I do not hear my input phrase
> >> > spoken.  So if I type
> >> > q {test 1 2 3]
> >> > and hit enter, and if I redirect output messages to /dev/null, I do
> >> > not hear this test phrase spoken nor anything else for that matter.  I
> >> > was confused by hearing the other messages I wrote about in my
> >> > previous messages.
> >> >
> >> > So... I don't think ./mac is quite working.  I did see another file
> >> > called smac in the svn pull from e-mac-speak.  Am I supposed to pull
> >> > that over to the emacspeak/servers directory also?
> >> >
> >> > Sorry for all the confusion here but I guess this is all unchartered
> >> > teritory for me.
> >> >
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