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Re: Emacspeak: 32-bit TCL and TCLX for 64-bit systems




I'm with Christopher here. The Voxin package and script is extremely useful. I have no problems running on 64 bit systems and out of all the methods I've used to get emacspeak, speech-dispatcher and the IBM ViaVoice TTS working, Voxin has been by far the easiest and one I would recommend. I've tried all other methods and for the extremely small cost, it is great value. 

I would also warn about resolving problems encountered using google etc. There is a lot of very outdated information out there. Things have improved a lot in the last couple of years. Once upon a time, I frequently had all sorts of issue with ViaVoice and tweaking .asoundrc files to get it working, problems with alsa and pulseaudio, problems with mixing 32 and 64 bit libs etc. Nearly all of thewse are now resolved. 

One of the greatest developments was the work done by Ubuntu to enable the deb packaging system to handle both 32 and 64 bit packages at the same time on one system. If you look in the ubuntu repositories, you will find that you can now install either 32 bit or 64 bit packages with things like synaptic. It gets a bit tricky if you want both 32 and 64 bit libs of the same libraries, but on the whole, it works well. I just install the 32 bit versions of libasound2, plugins, pulseaudio, tcl and tclx (as well as the 64 bit versions of libasound2, pulseuadio, plugins etc) and all works just fine. 

Tim


On 30 December 2012 08:49, Christopher Chaltain <chaltain@gmail.com> wrote:
I use Voxin and eSpeak on multiple systems, 32-bit and 64-bit, all
running different flavours of Ubuntu. I don't have any trouble
installing Voxin or getting it to work on my 64-bit systems. In fact,
using the Emacspeak with Voxin scripts from Oralux is the fastest way to
get Emacspeak up an running, since it's just executing a single script,
at least in my opinion.

On 28/12/12 16:35, Alex Midence wrote:
> I do not use Voxin.  On my Linux installations, I use espeak as the speech
> synthesizer.  It's already there and I've gotten used to it.  From
> everything I have observed, Voxin is a royal pain to get working regardless
> of what environment you are in.  Anytime I read about someone having speech
> issues in Emacspeak or Linux in general, I'm about 80% sure the next few
> sentences are going to tell me about pain, heartache, misery and suffering
> caused by Voxin.
>
> Alex M
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Hill [mailto:robhill@es.co.nz]
> Sent: Friday, December 28, 2012 12:10 PM
> To: TV. Raman
> Cc: emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu
> Subject: Emacspeak: 32-bit TCL and TCLX for 64-bit systems
>
> Hello list,
>
> What opinions do people have about the value of dealing with the extra
> hassle of getting voxin going on a 64-bit system, as opposed to a 32-bit
> system, for somebody like me, whose paid work is text editing
> and transcription?   Speech synthesis responsiveness is important, but
> not high-speed computing.  Voxin is unbeatable in my opinion, so I do need
> that, but would it be worth the switch to 64 bits, or better to keep it
> simple?
>
> Rob
>
>
>
> TV. Raman writes:
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