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Re: new voice lock engine
The 1.5gb processor has nothing to do with the responsiveness you see
--it's got everything to do with running against the right C libs.
>>>>> "Jason" == Jason White <email@example.com> writes:
Jason> T. V. Raman writes:
>> make sure you have global-font-lock enabled in your .emacs
>> --voice lock for all the programming languages is working at
>> this point.
Jason> Thanks - adding (global-font-lock-mode) to my
Jason> initialization file fixed it.
Jason> I also managed to run software Dectalk on my Debian system
Jason> without any problems. My only comment is that Dectalk
Jason> Express still sounds better. Whatever the algorithm is
Jason> that determines the pitch contour of a clause of sentence
Jason> has been altered in such a way that the pitch can vary
Jason> unnaturally, and sometimes quite wildly, especially where
Jason> there is no punctuation to guide the synthesizer. The
Jason> aforementioned problem of the audio volume of the speech
Jason> not being consistent with that of Emacspeak icons, or of
Jason> Dectalk tones themselves for that matter, is quite
Jason> noticable. On the other hand, I have not observed any
Jason> significant lack of responsiveness, though admittedly the
Jason> machine has a 1.53 ghz AMD processor. The response to
Jason> single-character output for example is not as fast as
Jason> Dectalk Express (I understand that code was introduced into
Jason> Dectalk Express precisely for the purpose of speeding this
Jason> up, and I am not sure whether it was migrated to Software
Jason> Dectalk), but neither is it painfully sluggish.
Jason> For those tracking the Debian situation, I upgraded to the
Jason> latest C library from the unstable distribution before
Jason> installing Software Dectalk, then compiled the tcldtk.so
Jason> library against tcl 8.0 and the headers supplied with the
Jason> Software Dectalk.
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