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Re: emacspeak without tcl8.4



I've also been using emacspeak with the espeak server for over a year
on Arch Linux now.  I'm current so dunno what version of tcl is
running but I haven't had any problems.  I'm using emacspeak from the
SVN package available from AUR and that places all its files in
standard emacs lisp libraries basically.  The only problem I have had
so far is getting capital letters to speak in a higher pitch when
cursoring over them a letter at a time.  Pitch changes when I have
style changes or when reading capitalized words but not individual
letters.  That's probably an espeak thing with emacspeak though I get
pitch changes with Orca and speakuip.

On 3/11/12, Tim Cross <tcross@une.edu.au> wrote:
>
> OK, that being the case, then setting DTK_PROGRAM=/usr/bin/espeak is
> incorrect. You need to set DTK_PROGRAM to the espeak script within the
> servers
> directory of the emacspeak tree. Note that you may need to change the
> execution
> bits on the espeak TCL script to make it executable.
>
> Tim
>
> Jude DaShiell writes:
>  > By way of further clarification, /usr/bin/espeak and /usr/bin/eflite were
>  > created by the espeak and eflite packages respectively.On Mon, 12 Mar
>  > 2012, Tim Cross wrote:
>  >
>  > >
>  > > Jude,
>  > >
>  > > be aware that both the upstream e-speak package and emacspeak come with
>  > > executable files called espeak. You need to ensure the espeak
> executable emacs
>  > > and emacspeak are using is the correct one.
>  > >
>  > > Also note that the espeak tcl script provided by emacspeak has an
> expectation
>  > > that the shared library it loads is in a subdirectory relative to the
> scripts
>  > > working directory called linux-espeak. If the espeak script has been
> moved to
>  > > /usr/bin, in addition to causing conflicts with the e-speak pacakge
> binary of
>  > > the same name, the emacspeak espeak script will likely fail because it
> cannot
>  > > load the atcleci.so library. The script would need to be modified if
> its
>  > > location is changed from the servers directory.
>  > >
>  > > The EMACSPEAK_DIR should not be set to point to /usr/bin. This variable
> is used
>  > > by emacspeak to find lisp files, auditory icons and other auxillary
> data files
>  > > and should point to the root of the emacspeak directory, not to
> /usr/bin.
>  > >
>  > > I have also used tcl8.5 with both outloud and espeak with no problems.
>  > >
>  > > Tim
>  > >
>  > > Jude DaShiell writes:
>  > >  > That's the situation in archlinux which has a unique upgrade policy.
>  The
>  > >  > policy is that rolling upgrades take place.  There's no freezing or
>  > >  > different versions like with Debian and for now archlinux left
> tcl8.4 in
>  > >  > favor of tcl8.5.  If this is an impossible build environment, for as
> long
>  > >  > as the necessary files from tcl8.4 remain available for download on
> the
>  > >  > internet it may be useful for the emacspeak project to have the
> links to
>  > >  > them documented.  While emacspeak was installed on this system, it
> and
>  > >  > espeak and eflite were all in the /usr/bin directory and I had echo
>  > >  > $DTK_PROGRAM returning either eflite or espeak once .profile was
> modified
>  > >  > correctly and echo $EMACSPEAK_DIR returned /usr/bin.  Even with
> these
>  > >  > conditions, and with the understanding that talking arch uses espeak
> to
>  > >  > talk in the first place running emacspeak only got me a process
> speaker
>  > >  > not running message after which I had to issue the three finger
> salute to
>  > >  > exit the environment.  For now, emacspeak is in unsupported status
> on
>  > >  > archlinux and if it gets enough votes and an adopter it could move
> into a
>  > >  > supported status.
>  > >  >
>  > >  > ----------------------------------------------------------------
>  > >  > Jude <jdashiel-at-shellworld-dot-net>
>  > >  > <http://www.shellworld.net/~jdashiel/nj.html>
>  > >  >
>  > >  >
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