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Re: Emacspeak for w32 platforms?

I think the level of success you can hope to get with emacspeak on a
windows system depends a lot on what synthesizer you have (hardware or
software based etc). 

Given that emacs is available for windows and so is tcl (at least
standard tcl, don't know about extended tcl which is what you would
need), in theory it certainly should be possible to run emacspeak
under windows if forced to use that environment. In practice however,
there is bound to be lots of unexpected inconsistancies/problems. 

I've thought about trying this but have been discouraged because you
need other packages to get even emacs functioning at a reasonable
level under windows (e.g. bash style shell utilities etc) and
everytime I go near a windows box I just come away frustrated and

If anyone has the patience and persistance to get emacspeak working
under windows I think a lot of people, myself included, would be
interested in how it was done and how well it works as its not a
perfect world and we often end up having to work within environments
we'd prefer to ignore.

Jim Rebman writes:
> Is anybody out there using the GNU Emacs for w32 platforms, and do they
> have JFW scripts for it (the only way to get it to speak is to have
> everything spoken which is way too much)... Or better yet, has anybody got
> a speech server running for it under any of these platforms, that will
> allow the use of emacspeak.
> I have just started to use emacspeak in the past few weeks in one of my
> classes, and absolutely love the way it handles code development,
> compiling, and debugging, and would like to have this same level of spoken
> feedback when I am forced to use my windows environment.
> Thanks for any help or ideas...
> Jim
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> James A. Rebman
> Technology - Enhanced Learning Laboratory
> University of Colorado, Boulder
> College of Engineering and Applied Science
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