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Re: emacspeak for windows 38.02 is out



Hi,

Does the speech now shift pitch as it should as well?
I found that it didn't for me when I ran it under Windows, but that
could just be me doing something wrong?

Florian

2013/10/16, Steve Holmes <steve@holmesgrown.com>:
> This is nice work. I like the speech rate for intro purposes. I do
> have two problems to report though.
>
> 1. I had to "Run as administrator" the emacspeak installer. It did not
> automatically prompt me for the UAC login as normal installers do. The
> prior version of the emacspeak instaler did this correctly. Without
> getting Ulogin, the program would not install because it said espeak
> wasn't installed.
>
> 2. Left and right arrow keys still don't work. I don't know if the fix
> had been attempted or not but I thought I would point that out just
> the same.
>
> On 10/16/13, Jarek Czekalski <jarekczek@poczta.onet.pl> wrote:
>> Hello everybody!
>>
>> It took some more time, but more features are included as well. Here is
>> the changelog:
>>
>> 38.02
>>    - Enabled auditory icons through play_sound.exe utility.
>>    - Not distributing elc files (increased portability with different
>>      Emacs versions).
>>    - Added quick-start guide and changelog to readme_windows.txt
>>    - Provided Uninstall.exe.
>>    - Added the icon.
>>    - Moved eSpeak dlls to tcl/bin directory, so that modifying PATH
>>      be no longer necessary.
>>    - Added possibility to create shortcuts, so the last page of the
>> installer
>>      (about emacspeak.bat file) was removed.
>>    - Added emacspeak_raw.bat, to run without user init file.
>>    - Notable changes in Emacspeak core:
>>      - a better default for the speech speed rate (speaks faster)
>>
>> What I am happy with is a small thing - the icon. I used the picture
>> suggested by Raman. This is how it looks like: a big yellow (female)
>> labrador sits front to us. It fills completely an oval frame, situated
>> vertically. It reminds portrait photos from the beginning of the
>> previous century. Such frames were definitely in top fashion these
>> times. Out of this oval frame sticks a comics baloon, the dog speaks.
>> "Complete Audio Desktop" is what he says. I like it from marketing point
>> of view. If a dog, that completed a course for guiding people, says that
>> an application is good, it must be such! Emacspeak inscription at the
>> bottom of the icon. Even if the icon is small, the shape of the dog, the
>> frame and the baloon are recognizable. That's cool. When you have "large
>> icons" view switched on, the details may be observed, because icon has
>> also a bigger resolution included (256x256).
>>
>> Download link:
>> http://sourceforge.net/projects/emacspeakwin/files/emacspeak_38_02_setup.exe/download
>>
>> That's it! Happy using!
>>
>> Jarek
>>
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