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Re: Problems with emacspeak v 9.0



sounds like you're being bit by a bug in emacspeak-9.0. if you arent
using linux and your dectalk isnt on /dev/ttyS0, emacspeak isnt
happy. Raman posted a patch to this list and you can find a slightly modified
version of it in my emacspeak-9.0 rpms--if you grok rpms that is.

the firmware you have is the latest (4.2cd, dont let the 4.3a fool
you, it was released earlier.)

hth,
--will

p.s. anyone who is interested can find
emacspeak-9.0-2.{noarch,src}.rpm on contrib.redhat.com and
ftp.leb.net/pub/blinux

> I have installed emacspeak version 9.0 on my solaris system.  When I started
> the tcl with dtk-exp loaded I got the startup message just fine.  However,
> when I executed the command q { this is a test}; d
> 
> I heard most of the text spoken but then I got the error message "Error in
> string value".  I seem to remember that this is usually an indication that I
> do not have the latest firmware.  Unfortunately, since emacspeak isn't
> owrking right now, I can't get my firmware version from that handy key
> coard.  If memory serves, I believe that it is 42CD, but I'm not sure that
> memory served me this time.  I'll check that on my emacspeak at home.  I did
> notice that I got a loud squeel sometimes when caps lock mode was on and I
> encoutered a lot of caps together.  Also I noticed that I heard space when I
> cursored over an apostraphy sign and then I heard apostrophy spoken.  I have
> changed machines at home, and I would appreciate the URL for downloading the
> firmware for the dectalk, if that's the thing to do.  
> 
> After I got the error message, things hung up.  The version of TCL here is
> 7.5, is that about right?  
> 
> When I run the old dtk-exp script in the tcl that came with emacspeak ver 7,
> All is well.  BTW, the characters are not echoed to the screen when I load
> the dtk-exp script and the prompts are indented about a tab stop width to
> the right.  The characters are echoed correctly in the tcl session with the
> dtk-exp from ver 7, why is this?    

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