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Re: Incomplete Sentences




This sound to me like you may need to increase the interrupt priority
of your sound card so that it becomes more responsive. There is a
program called irqtune which will allow you to do this - search for it
with google. 

Also, make sure your running the latest viavoice (I think its 5.1). The
earlier versions had some problems which resulted in the synthesizer
dying after when trying to speak long chunks of text. 

How fast is your system and how much memory does it have. ViaVoice
certainly seems to work better once you have 128 Mb of ram or
more. I've also found it works better with better quality sound
cards. Also, speeding u the speech may help (if you can understand it)
as the buffers get flushed more quickly and are less likely to get
filled. For ViaVoice, I've also found the faster the system the
better. On an older 128Mhz system, I found sotwre synth was just way
too slow.  

Tim 
Patrick Gordon writes:
> I've install Emacs 15.0 and I am running the ViaVoice server. I can't get emacspeak to speak more than a few words in a sentence before slowing to an incoherent crawl. For example, in the sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog", it speaks just the first three words normally and then I can hear only brief snippets of each remaining word as it continues very slowly through the rest of the line. This sounds like a buffer size problem. Is there a way to increase the size of the buffers? Or is there another way to fix this?
> 
> Regards, Patrick Gordon
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Tim Cross
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