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Re: ubuntu espeak character echo latency



The key echo is a problem with espeak regardless of whether it is
using pulseaudio or portaudio. I turn off key echo when using epsea
and just use word echo.

Tim


On 13 May 2012 07:10,  <robhill@es.co.nz> wrote:
> Hello Les and list,
>
> I can't help your espeak problem, but, whilst some of us do use espeak
> with emacspeak, many of us use the voxin synthesiser, from
>
> http://voxin.oralux.net/
>
> It is not free, but very cheap at around $5, and is of high quality.
> The server to use in the emacspeak/servers/ directory is
> linux-outloud.
>
> Rob
>
>
>
> Les Smithson writes:
>  > Hi all,
>  >
>  > I'm trying to get emacspeak working with ubuntu 11.04 espeak and
>  > pulseaudio.   I've built from the latest source releases of emacspeak
>  > and espeak.  Emacspeak almost works apart from a key echo latency
>  > problem which unfortunately makes it unusable.
>  >
>  > Whenever I type into a buffer there is always a 5 second delay in the
>  > character echo after every third or forth character.  This happens if I
>  > type faster than about 1 character per second.  If I turn character echo
>  > off sometimes word echo is delayed too.  Even with character echo off
>  > I'm unable to cursor around buffers as the latency also affects the
>  > speech output of the next line if I cursor too fast, resulting in a
>  > stuttering effect.  The same thing happens e.g., when i-searching.
>  >
>  > I've tested the emacspeak espeak tcl server with character echo command
>  > and it seems to work fine, but I'm unable to enter commands fast enough
>  > to replicate the emacspeak latency...so I'm not sure about this.
>  >
>  > Orca, espeak and pulseaudio all seem to work fine outside of emacspeak
>  > with no obvious latency problems.
>  >
>  > I see from last year's mail list archives that a few people have had
>  > this problem before, but I saw no indication  of a resolution.  Has
>  > anyone had any success since then?
>  >
>  > I'd appreciate any and all help with this as emacspeak look compelling
>  > and I'd love to get it working in my environment.
>  >
>  > Thanks for any help you can give.
>  >
>  > Les
>  >
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