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Re: Adjusting Speech Rate emacspeak 36.0

On what system did you install Emacspeak? I haven't gotten Emacspeak to
install properly from the Ubuntu repositories on my 64-bit systems,
Maverick, Natty and Precise. The scripts from Oralux have always worked
for me though.

On 15/06/12 17:17, David J Ring Jr wrote:
> Wonderful news!
> I just installed emacspeak from the Ubuntu repositories, and it came up
> playing music and speaking.  No additional work at all was required.
> I then upgraded to emacspeak 36.0 and the only thing I had to do was go
> to the speech servers folder and pick the correct linux-espeak folder,
> go inside and type make.  I also typed sudo make install just to be sure!
> I don't know how to confirm that I'm using the latest emacspeak as the
> command emacspeak -v doesn't give me a version number, but I'm still happy.
> One thing that I cannot do (yet) is change the speech rate for espeak.
> I tried C-e d 1 and C-e d 5 and C-d r 9 to see if the speech rate
> changed for espeak, but alas, it did not.  Emacspeak correctly announced
> "Speech rate set to level" followed by the correct number, but nothing
> changed.
> Do I have to save this or some how apply this setting somehow?
> I installed the elisp library from www.tromey.com/elpa/install by
> copying the appropriate section, putting it in the scratch butter and
> using the evaluate keys which are C-j.
> Unfortunately for some reason, when installing lisp libraries which
> require compiling, emacs retrieves the files, configures and then
> compiles them, but freezes.
> The good news is that when I kill emacs in another console (using
> Ubuntu) emacspeak ends, and when I start it up, the installed lisp
> program works correctly.  Obviously (so far) the compiling had been done
> but emacs / emacspeak hangs up forever until it is killed, but the lisp
> program so far has always worked.
> The fact that emacspeak works when being downloaded by Ubuntu is a great
> thing for those of us who are trying to progress by using this excellent
> program.  Congratulations to all who had a part in this great event.
> Would someone give me a URL or tell me how to adjust the speech rate
> when using espeak with emacspeak?
> If the problem is that I have to save the settings or apply the
> settings, would someone be so kind to tell me how to do this?
> On a hunch, I just went to the configuration settings.  I checked to see
> if the warning about not being able to save the settings was there
> because I hadn't eliminated the -q in the /usr/bin/emacspeak file. It
> wasn't, so I can save.
> I changed one setting, bad news.  emacspeak froze!
> I guess there is a log file somewhere.  :-)
> Thanks guys and gals!
> David Ring
> Green Harbor, MA USA
> =30=
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