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Stopping on a word while speaking continously

From: "T. V. Raman" <tvraman@raman.almaden.ibm.com>
To: Gary Bishop <gb@cs.unc.edu>
Cc: emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu
Subject: Stopping on a word while speaking continously
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 09:41:22 -0400 (EDT)

>>>>> "Gary" == Gary Bishop <gb@cs.unc.edu> writes:

    Gary> I've never used the REAL emacspeak only my NT port
    Gary> so please forgive my ignorance.

Emacspeak on UNIX --at least using the hardware
does not implement full indexing support 
--this is what you need in order for emacs to know what word
was spoken last.
Would be nice to implement but I decided it was more trouble
than it was worth--
doesn't necessarily mean that you shouldn't implement it.

For my own purposes when I am listening  to long chunks of
I simply hit C-s to search for the word where I wanted to
stop, check the text around it
and then hit resume to continue
--note that searching automatically pauses speech

    Gary> Suppose I have emacspeak reading to me, possibly a
    Gary> long passage and I don't understand a word as it
    Gary> goes by. I can quickly press a key and get it to
    Gary> stop, but emacs (at least in my implementation)
    Gary> doesn't know what was being spoken at that
    Gary> moment. So, I think have to back emacs up and go
    Gary> word by word to find where I was.

Implementing this using SAPI's bookmark feature is certainly
but non trivial--wish you luck.
    Gary> Does the system as implemented on Unix support
    Gary> feedback from the synthesize to Emacs on what is
    Gary> being spoken? I think I could add this to the NT
    Gary> implementation using one of their callback
    Gary> functions that gives the offset into the
    Gary> buffer. *IF* this worked it seems to me that it
    Gary> could be quite useful. Making it work reliably
    Gary> might be more trouble than it is worth...

    Gary> thanks gb

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