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Re: Emacspeak and unicode

Hi Lubos

I am using Emacspeak with the outloud speech-server and I use its
German voice to read German text. German words with non-ascii
characters like "Löhrer" are pronounced correctly. So what you are
trying to achieve should be possible.

Have you tried setting dtk-unicode-process-utf8 to nil? This should
disable all processing by the dtk-unicode module. Ultimately, this may
not be what you want, but it can serve as a first step to test where
your problems originate.

The correct char-set names for latin-2 are latin-iso8559-2 or
iso-8859-2. I think the former contains only the non-ascii part of
latin-2, but I am not sure about this. 

About dtk-unicode-untouched-charsets, this mechanism is a bit of a
hack. It is used to generate a regex to quickly find the characters
that probably need replacing. Please post some text, where emacspeak
replaces your non-ascii characters where it should not. I will try to
find a suitable value for dtk-unicode-untouched-charsets.

Best regards, Lukas

Lubos Pintes writes ("Re: Emacspeak and unicode"):
> Hello,
> Sorry but I still don't understand how all this works.
> The doc says:
> Variable: User Option dtk-unicode-untouched-charsets
> *Characters of these charsets are completely ignored by 
> dtk-unicode-replace-chars.
> So I tried to add cp1250, cp852, but nothing happened. But for some like 
> iso-latin-2, when I applied the change, Emacspeak reported "wrong type 
> argument charsetp xxx".
> I red whole chapter about internationalization. I understand that Emacs 
> has its own internal encoding, which is a superset of Unicode. And it 
> understands various other encoding for input and output.
> But how is this related with dtk-unicode? And if Emacs has its own 
> internal encoding, when and how are charsets used, except for example 
> when a file is loaded?
> Perhaps this has something to do with server process and what Emacspeak 
> does before it sends the text to process...
> To state it in four words, "I am totally confused." :)
> Dňa 20. 8. 2015 o 17:31 raman napísal(a):
> > The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
> > that has been posted to gmane.emacs.emacspeak.general as well.
> >
> > Neither -- ie Emacspeak is not "American centric " by design, but its
> > default settings are definitely set up for English as the default.
> >
> > For how Unicode is handled, see module dtk-unicode.el -- start first by
> > reading its documentation at
> > http://tvraman.github.io/emacspeak/manual/dtk_002dunicode.html#dtk_002dunicode
> >
> > At a high-level you want to customize option
> > dtk-unicode-untouched-charsets to include character sets that your TTS
> > engine handles on its own --  so  for instance, if you have a Japanese
> > TTS engine, you add the relevant character sets that you use routinely
> > to that customization option.
> >
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