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Re: emacspeak for windows



I agree regarding the -q switch. However, its still included in the emacspeak.sh script on linux and we presumably want things to be as consistent as possible.

I vaguely remember there being discussion in the past about why the -q switch is there but I was never persuaded that its a good idea.

On linux I don't use the script, instead I have a line at the top of my .emacs file which loads emacspeak-setup.el. It might be better to do the same on Windows, provided that the necessary environment variables are set permanently. In that way, opening a file whose type is associated to emacs will automatically start Emacspeak.

Best wishes

Alastair





On 09/10/2013 15:00, Alex Midence wrote:
Installed it last night.  Works good.  One small thing I would recommend is to remove the -q flag from the batch file's command to launch Emacs.  This way people can just start customizing it right off without having to dig for the batch file.  Works good though.  There is one thing that is pretty big that may need some attention:

Auditory icons do not work in Windows.  I suspect it's because they use the aplay command to play the .wav files.  I think there's a command in windows that is analogus to it and it's just plain old "play" which could be substituted.  There's also code referring to aumix which may need some attention.  As for why bother fixingauditory icons, my response is that they are very handy.  I find them particularly handy reading files with folded sections, be they .org files or source code/markup code.

Again, thank you so very much for doing this work, Jarek.  I simply cannot commend you enough.  It is absolutely fantastic to know that Emacspeak is usable in Windows.  You should spread the word on the blind programmer's mailing list.  I think you will generate a very positive response.

Thanks.
Alex

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