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Re: Incomplete Sentences



Hi, well all I can say is try Emacspeak with a hardware synth. I have this
same exact problem with Viavoice on my laptop, but no problems with Viavoice
on my desktop.
I suspect Viavoice is rather picky about sound cards or sound card drivers,
and works for most but not all users.
If you can afford a hardware synth that is compatible with Emacspeak it is
the one sure way of getting speech.


----- Original Message -----
From: Patrick Gordon <pcgordon@mediaone.net>
To: <emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu>
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 5:08 PM
Subject: Re: Incomplete Sentences


> I have eliminated emacs as a suspect with the "incomplete sentence"
problem
> I am having.  I tested ViaVoice by just executing "tcl outloud" and got
the
> identical problem:  I hear a few words and then just snippets.  The sound
> card works fine in all other applications. So now it is narrowed down to
> just the outloud tcl script and the ViaVoice software.  Does anybody have
> any ideas where to go from here?  (Don't say it!  I won't give up until I
> conquer this problem!)
>
> Patrick
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "T. V. Raman" <raman@cs.cornell.edu>
> To: "Patrick Gordon" <pcgordon@mediaone.net>
> Cc: <emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 11:07 AM
> Subject: Incomplete Sentences
>
>
> > This is not an emacspeak problem --it's probably a problem
> > with your sound card.
> >
> > Also, please do not send me mail directly about emacspeak
> > --answering you in private helps only you and no one else.
> >
> > Wish you luck helping your friend--
> >
> > >>>>> "Patrick" == Patrick Gordon <pcgordon@mediaone.net> writes:
> >
> >     Patrick> Raman, I have been trying for several week to
> >     Patrick> make emacspeak functional for a blind friend of
> >     Patrick> mine with the hope that it will open up
> >     Patrick> Internet for her, but I seem to have hit a
> >     Patrick> wall. I can't get emacspeak to speak more than
> >     Patrick> a few words in a sentence before slowing to an
> >     Patrick> incoherent crawl. For example, in the sentence:
> >     Patrick> "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog",
> >     Patrick> it speaks just the first three words normally
> >     Patrick> and then I can hear only brief snippets of each
> >     Patrick> remaining word as it continues very slowly
> >     Patrick> through the rest of the line.  I can move the
> >     Patrick> cursor through the text word by word with no
> >     Patrick> problem, it just cannot handle moving by
> >     Patrick> multiple words or sentences.  From the
> >     Patrick> twenty-thousand feet level, It seems as though
> >     Patrick> the output buffer just is not big enough. Do
> >     Patrick> you have any ideas or suggestions on this?  I
> >     Patrick> have posed the problem to the listserv group,
> >     Patrick> but to no avail.  I have also posted the
> >     Patrick> problem on linux newsgroups and got no respones
> >     Patrick> whatsoever.
> >
> >     Patrick> My system is a 333Mz 128MB Dell Latitude CPt
> >     Patrick> running RH Linux 7.2.  I've installed Emacs 21,
> >     Patrick> Emacspeak 15.0, and IBM's Text-To-Speech
> >     Patrick> product ViaVoice following the installation
> >     Patrick> instructions at
> >     Patrick>
>
http://www.redhat.com/services/techsupport/accessibility/s1-access-install.h
> >     Patrick> tml.
> >
> >     Patrick> Patrick
> >
> > --
> > Best Regards,
> > --raman
> >
> >
> > Email:  raman@cs.cornell.edu
> > WWW: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/raman/
> > AIM: TVRaman
> > PGP:    http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/raman/raman.asc
>
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