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Re: Enabling Outloud on Fedora 20



Argh. I see one error ...

Step 4 b.) should be "Edit line 46"

Sorry, people!

Janina

Janina Sajka writes:
> Dear Friends:
> 
> This email is to document the steps I took to enable Emacspeak to use
> ViaVoice on my 64-bit Fedora 20 (beta) laptop. ViaVoice is separately
> available as a proprietary TTS product called Voxin today, and has
> previously been sold under the name TTSynth. It has also been known by
> the name Eloquence on certain operating systems.
> 
> I document these steps here because several script edits were needed.
> Perhaps this can be obviated in the future by introducing conditional
> statements in these scripts?  Also, it was necessary to manually acquire
> and copy the 32bit TCL executable saving it to a filename the script
> expected. This last action is probably the most arcane step I had to
> take. Perhaps Fedora should be encouraged to include the 32bit TCL
> binary in its 64bit package--because simply installing the 32bit TCL
> rpm is insufficient!
> 
> These steps do not include acquisition, installation and proper
> configuration of ViaVoice. Rather, it is presumed this TTS engine has
> been correctly installed and is known to be functioning.
> 
> NOTE: Once installed, it is possible to use this
> TTS engine with Emacspeak in one console session while also using Speakup, through the
> Speakup Connector, in any number of other console sessions without
> unmanageable conflict. I have NOT, however, been successful in using this engine with Emacspeak (or Speakup) and Orca
> via Speech-Dispatcher.
> 
> I note that I am using this TTS engine with alsa, not with pulseaudio. I
> have no knowledge of whether these steps will allow this TTS engine to
> be used with pulseaudio. On my systems pulseaudio is always terminated
> with extreme prejudice, i.e.
> 
> rm -f /usr/bin/pulseaudio
> touch /usr/bin/pulseaudio
> chmod 444 /usr/bin/pulseaudio
> 
> Lastly, please note that all commands provided in this message are assumed executed as root, including those immediately preceding.
> 
> My thanks to T.V. Raman, Jason White, and Bill Acker for helping
> me discover and implement all the relevant details required to make
> Emacspeak work with ViaVoice over alsa on Fedora 20.
> 
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Step 1:	Install the 32bit tclx libraries.
> 
> yum install tclx.i686
> 
> Step 2:	Acquire and Install the 32bit TCL executable
> 
> In a temporary directory somewhere:
> 
> mkdir tmp
> cd tmp
> 
> 	a.)	Acquire the 32bit rpm package
> 
> 	yumdownloader tcl.i686
> 
> 	b.)	Use cpio2rpm to populate a file hierarchy with all files
> 	from the tcl.i686 rpm. In the command below, [filename.rpm] is
> 	the tcl.i686 rpm just downloaded in substep a.) above:
> 
> rpm2cpio [filename.rpm] |cpio -imd | 
> 
> 	c.)	Identify the 32bit TCL binary and install it to an
> 	appropriate system directory. We are not surprised to find this
> 	executable in usr/bin/ following substep b.) above. We place
> 	this file in /usr/local/bin/ because it's the identified locus
> 	of user installed and managed binaries. We also rename this file
> 	as we copy it, because our Emacspeak speech server script,
> 	/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/32-outloud expects to find
> 	it in /usr/bin/ and expects it to be called tclsh8.4_ia32--even
> 	though it's from a TCL version 8.5:
> 
> 	cp -a usr/bin/tclsh8.5 /usr/bin/tclsh8.4_ia32
> 
> NOTE: Do not make the mistake of trying to copy the symbolic link called
> tclsh. Also beware that a TCL version value is encoded in the
> executable's filename, so the exact filename you will copy may vary.
> 
> 	d.)	Insure your copied executable will be executable by all:
> 
> 	chown root:root /usr/bin/tclsh8.4_ia32
> 	chmod 755 /usr/bin/tclsh8.4_ia32
> 
> 	e.)	It is now safe to remove the temporary directory, with
> 	all included files, you used in the substeps above:
> 
> 	cd ..
> 	rm -rf tmp
> 
> Step 3:	Insure required files are present.
> 
> If you installed Emacspeak from the Fedora rpm, you already have
> /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/servers/linux-outloud/atcleci.so.
> However, you do not have two essential script files in
> /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/servers/.
> 
> Obtain the two script files 32-outloud and outloud from the Emacspeak
> sbn repository, or from an Emacspeak tarball, and place in the servers
> directory.
> 
> If you obtained Emacspeak from sbn (preferred by long-time Emacspeak
> users), or from the Emacspeak tarball, you will find you already have
> these files.
> 
> Step 4: Edit your Emacspeak speech server script
> 
> cd /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/servers
> 
> 	a.)	Edit line 45 of 32-outloud to point to the .so file
> 	where Fedora locates it. As of Fedora 20 this should read:
> 
> 	load /usr/lib/tcl8.5/tclx8.4/libtclx8.4.so
> 
> 		b.)	Edit line 49 of 32-outloud to reference the
> 		32bit Fedora TCL package name. As of Fedora 20 this is:
> 
> 		package require Tclx
> 
> -- 
> 
> Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
> 			sip:janina@asterisk.rednote.net
> 		Email:	janina@rednote.net
> 
> Linux Foundation Fellow
> Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org
> 
> The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
> Chair,	Protocols & Formats	http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
> 	Indie UI			http://www.w3.org/WAI/IndieUI/
> 
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Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
			sip:janina@asterisk.rednote.net
		Email:	janina@rednote.net

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Chair,	Protocols & Formats	http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
	Indie UI			http://www.w3.org/WAI/IndieUI/

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