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Re: Porting Emacspeak

Rafal -

I have an experimental emacspeak server for the Apollo in my
emacspeak-ss package, which you can find on the blinux ftp site.  I'm
attaching the README.apollo file from the distribution.

				 - Jim Van Zandt

The apollo server is designed to support the following Dolphin series
2 speech synthesizers: Apollo 2, JUNO, and JUNO-sp.  The synthesizer
must be connected to a serial port, and be set for 9600 n 8 1 (the
factory default).

The server for the Apollo 2 is highly experimental.  The Apollo does
not implement indexing the same way as the DECtalk and Doubletalk, so
the usual Emacspeak interface method cannot be used.  The current
method (which does not use indexing at all) is a first attempt.  The
effect apparently is that text following a voice change is lost.

I would appreciate any feedback.  In particular, I am interested in
knowing the actual speech rates corresponding to the various @Wd
commands.  The manual says that @W1 corresponds to 80 wpm, and @W9
corresponds to 580 wpm.  I would like to know the rest of the speeds.
If anyone can pursuade the Apollo to do indexing the way the DECtalk
and DoubleTalk do (writing something back when the index is reached),
or can adapt Emacspeak to use the Apollo style feedback (which
requires active queries), please let me know.

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