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Re: [EMACSPEAK The Complete Audio Desktop] HowTo: Log Speech Server Output To Aid In Developing TTS Servers



Thanks Raman, this is most helpful.


Kind regards

Bart

"T. V. Raman" <tv.raman.tv@gmail.com> writes:

> HowTo: Log TTS Server Output To Aid In TTS Server Development
>
>
> 1 HowTo: Log TTS Server Output To Aid In TTS Server Development
>
>
> This is mostly of interest to developers of Emacspeak speech servers. This  
> article outlines how one can log TTS server output to a file. The loggeds  
> record all commands send by Emacspeak to the TTS server. It is best to  
> generate the logs in an Emacs session that is separate from the Emacs  
> session where you are developping your code. This keeps the logs short, and  
> makes isolating problems much easier.
>
>
> 1.1 How It Works
>
>
> The emacspeak/servers directory now contains log_<tts-name> servers for the  
> various supported speech servers. When selected, these log-speech servers  
> produce no speech output; instead, they output the speech server commands  
> received from Emacspeak to a file in /tmp named tts-log-$$. Once you're  
> done logging, you can examine this file from the primary Emacs session.
>
>
> 1.2 Typical Workflow
>
>
> Assume you want to see the speech-server commands sent by Emacs when you  
> perform a specific action, in this instance, pressing Ce m to execute  
> command emacspeak-speak-mode-line.
>
>
> In a separate Linux console or X-Window, launch Emacs with Emacspeak loaded  
> -- this is separate from your primary Emacs session.
> In this Emacs session, use Ce dd (command dtk-select-server) and select  
> log-<tts-name> as the speech server, where tts-name corresponds to the  
> speech engine you're testing.
> Emacspeak will now start the logging server, and fall silent; all commands  
> sent by Emacspeak to the speech-server will be logged to a file in /tmp.
> Press Ce m - to produce the log output you want to see.
> Use command _emacspeak-emergency-tts-restart to get speech back.
> Open a dired buffer on /tmp, press s to sort files by date, and find your  
> generated log output at the top of the list.
> Note: It is useful to configure your default speech engine via Custom - see  
> user option emacspeak-emergency-tts-server. It provides a quick-fire means  
> to get speech back if you ever switch to a speech-server that fails for  
> some reason.
>
> Share And Enjoy
>
>
> Date: <2015-04-15 Wed>
>
> Author: raman
>
> Created: 2015-04-15 Wed 17:33
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> Emacs 25.0.50.1 (Org mode 8.2.10)
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> Validate
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> Posted By TV Raman to EMACSPEAK The Complete Audio Desktop at 4/15/2015  
> 05:37:00 PM
Bart
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Bart Bunting

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