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Re: getting rubbish out of ergo-braille and dtk-accent

If the speech device he is using is anything like an Artic Transbook or
Transtype, you may need to send an Accent reset when the driver starts up to
get similar defaults to an Accent.  Maybe the driver does this anyway?
-----Original Message-----
From: James R. Van Zandt <jrv@vanzandt.mv.com>
To: Peter Rayner <pjr@vortex.shm.monash.edu.au>
Cc: emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu <emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu>
Date: Monday, July 20, 1998 10:19 PM
Subject: getting rubbish out of ergo-braille and dtk-accent

>Peter -
>I suggest you try my emacspeak-ss package which is at the blinux ftp
>site, at ftp://leb.net/pub/blinux/emacspeak/blinux, and on my web
>page, http://www.mv.com/ipusers/vanzandt.  It includes an accent
>server which will also support emacspeak-8.0.  (I have not built a
>Debian package yet.)
>The emacspeak-ss package includes a script find-ss to help figure out
>which port the device is connect to.  The device does have to expect
>9600 N 8 1 with software handshake, though.
>Yes, you can use stty to change the parameters of any port, by
>redirecting its stdin.  That's what the find-ss script and the server
>Small point: the environment variable is DTK_PROGRAM rather than
>DTK-PROGRAM.  Could that be part of the problem?
>                                - Jim Van Zandt
>>To: emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu
>>Subject: getting rubbish out of ergo-braille and dtk-accent
>>Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 03:33:38 -0400
>>I'm not sure whether I should be sending this to the list or Jack
>>Well did I have a fun week-end ... various computer failures meant it
>>was finally time to get emacspeak working.  This is from the packages
>>on a debian release (emacspeak 7.0 I think) and xemacs and the accent
>>driver.  tcl, by the way, looks like a really nice package.  Anyway
>>after various adventures like forgetting the root password (how
>>embarrassing) and finally attaching my artic ergo-braille to what I
>>hope is /dev/ttyS0 I exported DTK-PROGRAM as dtk-accent and typed the
>>tcl dtk-accent
>>in the relevant directory.  There issued forth a stream of nonsense.
>>So it sounds like it's trying to send things to the right port which I
>>guess is better than nothing.  Also sounds like one or more  serial
>>parameter is botched.   I'm using an Artic ergo-braille which claims
>>to emulate an accent.  I've mucked about with the various available
>>parameters to no end.  I'm not so sure how to do this at the Linux
>>end.  If it's my own terminal then stty does the trick but can I do
>>that with a device to which I'm not connected? I notice the tcl script
>>trying something like this.
>>the last straw came when we tried to reboot the system in Win95 for my
>>wife to use.  No mouse, not a happy woman.  Curiously the mouse was
>>connected to what Windows thinks is com3, when we switched it back to
>>com1 (with which I'd been playing) all was sweetness and light.  So,
>>has linux been playing with the port settings and can I stop or
>>control it?  Am I missing something obvious in the instalation
>>process?  Has it really been five years since I last administered a
>>Unix system?
>>any help on most of the abov much appreciated
>>Peter Rayner (more confused than he expected to be)
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>> Greg Priest-Dorman
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