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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 <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 5:08 PM
Subject: Re: Incomplete Sentences
> I have eliminated emacs as a suspect with the "incomplete sentence"
> I am having. I tested ViaVoice by just executing "tcl outloud" and got
> 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!)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "T. V. Raman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Patrick Gordon" <email@example.com>
> Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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 <email@example.com> 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>
> > Patrick> tml.
> > Patrick> Patrick
> > --
> > Best Regards,
> > --raman
> > Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > WWW: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/raman/
> > AIM: TVRaman
> > PGP: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/raman/raman.asc
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