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Re: OS X

Hey Tim.
Thanks for the Cocoa tip. I just recompiled emacs with this argument and it's so much more convenient now to use it alongside other GUI applications. I just need to figure out why the alias that home-brew created for me does not launch Emacspeak. If I use "open emacs.app" from the /applications folder, things work as expected. Something to play over the weekend...

On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 7:23 AM, Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> wrote:
Setting up emacspeak under OSX is actually easier than Linux as you don't need to worry about Tcl or 32 bit libs on 64 bit systems. All you need to do is build emacspeak as normal and then set the DTK_PROGRAM environment variable to mac and make sure the mac script is executable. 

The OSX version uses Python to interface with the built-in OSX speech support, so there is no need to install additinal speech servers etc. 

For emacs itself, there are a number of different approaches. I prefer to use homebrew and just install emacs using the hombrew recipe. I build with cocoa support so that I can run emacs in GUI mode rather than inside a terminal. Depending on whether you have any sight or your abiity to work with the OSX GUI, I find this works best as it prevents emacs from interfering with VoiceOver, which can be a problem if you run inside a terminal.  

On 12 June 2015 at 10:00, Victor Tsaran <vtsaran@gmail.com> wrote:
Download Git repository and use the same compilation steps. Export Dtk_PROGRAM as Mac and you should be good to go. I believe there is a tutorial somewhere on the web as well.
Let me know if you need any help. a Mobile device

On Jun 11, 2015, at 1:33 PM, Bill Dengler (Windows 8.1 on Retina macBook Pro) <codeofdusk@gmail.com> wrote:


Where can I find current documentation on building Emacspeak for OS X?

Is there a manual? A recommended configuration?

Can I use the native Espeak server with Emacspeak, or do I need to use Macintalk?





Tim Cross

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