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RE: Braillenote and Emacspeak



The Companion and BrailleNote both run the Keysoft productivity suite, and
will provide terminal and "speach box" functionality.  Hmmmm...  I'd thought
that the KeyNote voice card was supported by Jim Vanzandt's package, but a
look at his page reveals this not to be the case.  The KeyNote synthesizer
has a limited set of features (static voice characteristics, no indexing --
I think)  -- should be able to modify a basic driver like the one for the
Braille'N'Speak so that the KeyNote can be used.

Jim Vanzandt's page is located at http://www.mv.com/ipusers/vanzandt/

I'll probably try to see what can be done, but don't have hardware yet
(they're seriously backordered).  Plus, I'm wondering how great Emacspeak
can be on synthesizers with static voice characteristics -- there is only so
much you can do with pitch and inflection.  Anyone here been a DECtalk user
as well as having used Emacspeak with a monovoice synth?  Did the experience
seem flat to you?

Bryan

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Hill [mailto:robhill@es.co.nz]
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2001 4:37 PM
To: emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu
Subject: Braillenote and Emacspeak


I use a Keynote Companion, with self-contained speech synthesis, for
work away from my PC, and Emacspeak when using my PC.  It is possible
to use the Companion as a remote terminal for the Linux shell,
connecting the two by a null modem cable; the Companion then gives
speech output to the shell, the use of Emacspeak then not being
necessary. But it is much easier to use Emacspeak and a software
speech synthesizer when using the PC.  I'm not familiar with the
Braillenote, and don't know
whether this relates to your situationI understand that there is no
Linux driver at present for the Keynote synthesizer. .

Rob Hill

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