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Re: Stopping on a word while speaking continously

Oh yes. Good insight! I don't think about using search. I was very 
impressed by the section in the emacspeak doc where you talk about search 
as the organizing principle of the audio desktop. I think there is an 
interesting HCI sort of thesis topic in that idea unless someone has 
already done it.


At 06:44 AM 9/28/99 -0700, T. V. Raman wrote:
> >>>>> "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
>     Gary> 
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