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Re: Adjusting Speech Rate emacspeak 36.0



Do you have a Vinux repository?  32 is the version Bill modified to
work with Vinux back in 2010.  Ubuntu repositories have had version 29
in there for the longest.  That package needs some serious TLC. I
wonder why it is so neglected.

alex M

On 6/15/12, D.J.J. Ring, Jr. <n1ea@arrl.net> wrote:
> Hello Christopher,
>
> I'm home on my computer now.
>
> I opened aptitude  - all it says in the repository is emacspeak 32.0.1-ppa
> 3
>
> That's the one that installed without any user intervention at all.
>
> I do sudo dpkg -l and I get the same thing.
>
> I don't know any other way to see if I successfully installed emacspeak
> 36.0.
>
> I guess I could uninstall emacspeak and then compile again, but I think I
> better leave well enough alone unless it starts not working or going into
> an endless loop like it does when I try installing a lisp library item.
>
> David
>
>
>
>
> =30=
>
>
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 10:48 PM, Christopher Chaltain
> <chaltain@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> 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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>>
>> --
>> Christopher (CJ)
>> chaltain at Gmail
>>
>>
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