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Re: Availability of Emacspeak

On Mon, 04 Aug 2003  Kalyan Mukherjea <kalyanm@cal.vsnl.net.in> wrote:

> Hello,
> This isn't even a "newbie query"; rather a "wannabie query"!
> I am a legally blind person who is getting a little bit frustrated about
> ever getting Emacspeak working on my Linux PC! 

Have a look at Oralux:

On Fri, 20 Jun 2003  Gilles Casse <gcasse@oralux.org> wrote:

> We are happy to announce the start of the Oralux project.
> Oralux is a GNU/Linux distribution for the blind or visually impaired people. 
> It eases a fast access to GNU/Linux.
> This distribution doesn't require any installation since it runs from the CD. 
> The audio desktop replaces the graphical user interface for the sighted 
> people.
> Special thanks to T. V. Raman for Emacspeak and Klaus Knopper for KNOPPIX.
> Thanks too to people working on accessible Text To Speech softwares : free or 
> low cost softwares.
> Oralux may start thanks to their work.
> For more details : http://oralux.org
> We are looking for free hosters for the iso image (700 MB)

On Mon, 4 Aug 2003  "Robert J. Chassell" <bob@rattlesnake.com> wrote:


>     In Debian, as of April 2003, to install Emacspeak using the eflite
>     software text-to-speech synthesizer, type the following in a
>     shell:
>          apt-get install emacs21 emacs21-el emacspeak eflite festival


>     After running `apt-get', you should be able to run Emacspeak by
>     typing
>          emacspeak
>     in a shell.

Unfortunately, not always it is so simple. For example, it does not
work for me (Knoppix-based Debian unstable).

Do you use OSS or ALSA?

Knoppix by default uses OSS. To have sound in Oralux I have to boot it
with "alsa" cheatcode.

Best regards to all of you


dr hab. Janusz S. Bien, prof. UW
Prof. Janusz S. Bien, Warsaw Uniwersity
jsbien@mimuw.edu.pl, jsbien@uw.edu.pl

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