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Re: Patch: Allow Emacspeak to work with 8-bit characters

I'll look into putting this patch in in the next few days
--watch the cvs version on sourceforge.

>>>>> "Janusz" == Janusz S Bień <jsbien@mimuw.edu.pl> writes:

    Janusz> On Tue, 26 Jun 2001 "T. V. Raman"
    Janusz> <raman@CS.Cornell.EDU> wrote:
    >> I suggest you spend some time running emacspeak under
    >> multibyte emacs,

    Janusz> I'm not a user of Emacspeak, I interested in it
    Janusz> partially as an interesting Emacs extension,
    Janusz> partially just in case I will have a blind
    Janusz> student some time in the future.

    Janusz> As for Milan's patch, I think it should be made
    Janusz> really backward compatible. In other words, the
    Janusz> following code

    Janusz> + (defvar emacspeak-unibyte-p (string= (downcase
    Janusz> current-language-environment) + "english") + "If
    Janusz> non-nil, Emacspeak will use unibyte mode.  + It
    Janusz> also won't send non-ASCII characters to the
    Janusz> speach device directly.")

    Janusz> should be replaced simply by

    Janusz> (defvar emacspeak-unibyte-p t)

    Janusz> because not every non-English language
    Janusz> environment requires the multibyte mode. At the
    Janusz> moment there is only one example of such an
    Janusz> environment, namely ASCII, but in the future
    Janusz> there may be more of them, e.g Italian or
    Janusz> Swahili :-)

    Janusz> Best regards

    Janusz> Janusz

    Janusz> -- , dr hab. Janusz S. Bien, prof. UW
    Janusz> Prof. Janusz S. Bien, Warsaw Uniwersity
    Janusz> http://www.orient.uw.edu.pl/~jsbien/
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