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Octal characters



from the online help:
dtk-speak-nonprinting-chars's value is 
t

Documentation:
*Non nil value means non printing characters  should be
spoken as their octal value.
Set this to t to avoid a dectalk bug that makes the speech box die if
it seems some accented characters in certain contexts.
Nolan Darilek writes:
 > This problem has occurred quite often lately, and I'm wondering if
 > there is something that I can do about it, since it is becoming a
 > serious annoyance.
 > 
 > Whenever Emacspeak reads certain strings, most notably some with octal
 > characters, the Dectalk locks up completely and must be powered off,
 > turned back on and then reset. This would not normlly be a problem,
 > except for the fact that these octal characters surface quite often in
 > web pages. See http://www.nureality.com/index-main.html for an example
 > of this. Near the bottom of the page, the Dectalk completely freezes
 > up for me, and to get the content I am required to arrow, character by
 > character across the line. For some reason, the octal character can be
 > pronounced, but if both the character and ASCII are sent in the same
 > string to the Dectalk, the lockup occurs.
 > 
 > My question is, is there some way that I can filter octal characters
 > from documents? I seem to remember several months backk when someone
 > pointed out that octal characters hold special significance to the
 > Dectalk internally, or something similar. Furthermore, is there some
 > other work-around that I may be missing? This appears to be a
 > hardware-specific problem, but I'd like to try and resolve it, if at
 > all possible, so that it does not re-occur.
 > 
 > Thanks in advance for any assistance.
 > 
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--raman

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