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Re: PDA running emacspeak



Would the Outloud speech work on the Sharp?

On Mon, 7 Jan 2002, Barry McMullin wrote:

> On Mon, 7 Jan 2002, jonathan chetwynd wrote:
> 
> > Has anyone used emacspeak on a pda?
> 
> A student of mine (Jean-Luc Faye) played with this last summer;
> specifically, trying to get emacspeak running on an IPaq.  He didn't
> quite succeed, but did get Linux (Familiar distribution)
> installed, and did get festival lite (port of festival speech
> synthesizer that doesn't use floating point arithmetic) working.
> I have since got emacs working.  To add emacspeak would require
> developing an emacspeak driver to go between emacspeak and
> festival-lite; as far as I know, this has not yet been done by
> anyone else (or has it?), and I am not sure how much work would
> be involved.
> 
> > I am considering the sharp sl 5000D
> > http://www.sharp.co.uk/pda/pda.htm
> >
> > Are there any good reasons it won't be a viable option, other than expense?
> > It doesn't run X
> 
> Neither emacs nor emacspeak requires X so that shouldn't be an
> issue; but you will most likely need to configure and compile
> emacs from source for this specific platform (which means you
> will most likely need cross-platform development tools available
> to you). Then you will need to find a suitable speech
> synthesiser, and most likely do some work to port it to this
> platform.  And finally, you'll have to develop the emacspeak
> driver to connect emacspeak to the synthesizer.
> 
> It looks like quite a nice PDA mind you; and the built in
> keyboard may make it particularly suitable as an emacspeak
> platform ... good luck!
> 
> - Barry.
> 
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