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Re: A few questions on how Emacspeak handles text and long lines


The handling of punctuation chars that you describe is a bug.

It appears to only apply to letter handling not to normal q commands.

I'm at work ATM and can't look at this to closely.  It appears at a
first glance that we are not applying the punctuation mapping to

Exactly where the left star paren pronounciation comes from isn't clear.

The fix is likely to be to just apply processing to the letters before
they are spoken.

I'll try and look at this in the next little while.  Life is crazy for
me at the moment as we have a 3 week old baby so free cycles are few and
far between.

Should be relatively easy to fix though.

Kind regards


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

>>>>>> "Victor" == Victor Tsaran <vtsaran@gmail.com> writes:
> Responses in-line:
>     Victor> Hi. I could not find any Emacspeak settings that
>     Victor> could answer my questions below, so any help would be
>     Victor> much appreciated.
>     Victor> 
>     Victor> 1. I noticed that when Emacspeak encounters lines of
>     Victor> certain length, it takes two or more presses of a
>     Victor> down arrow to go through them, creating an impression
>     Victor> of navigating through duplicate lines. Is there a way
>     Victor> to change this setting? Also, why this behavior? Is
>     Victor> there a historical reason for this?
> The above is due to visual-line-mode which  got introduced  in
> Emacs about 5 years ago. If visual-line-mode is turned on, long
> lines are visually wrapped -- you should turn of visual-line-mode
> since it provides little to no value when you cannot see the
> screen.
>     Victor> 
>     Victor> 2. When Emacspeak encounters characters, such as (,
>     Victor> ), <, >, etc, it makes my TTS pronounce them as "left
>     Victor> asterisk parent", "right asterisk parent", "greater
>     Victor> asterisk than", etc. Again, is this intentional? If
> Which engine? If Mac, Ask Bart or David.
>     Victor> yes, then why?
>     Victor> 
>     Victor> 3. When Emacspeak encounters a character repeated
>     Victor> several times, say, 15 hyphens, it appends the "15
>     Victor> dashes" with the word "awww", so the phrase sounds
>     Victor> like "awww 15 dash". Why is this behavior? Is there a
>     Victor> setting I am missing without having to go into the
> That's something I originally  implemented based on IBM
> Screenreader which is what I used before I impleemnted
> Emacspeak.  The "aw" is just a nonsense phrase  that makes it
> slightly easier to parse the utterance.
>     Victor> source files?
>     Victor> 
>     Victor> Thanks a lot and apologies if these have been asked
>     Victor> before.
>     Victor> 
>     Victor> Best, Victor
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