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Re: Emacspeak And Software Dectalk



Hi, I use Software Dectalk with emacspeak and also with Gnopernicus.
I purchased the Software Dectalk about six months ago specifically to use
both Emacspeak and Gnopernicus.
My personal feeling is the Dectalk Software is the best Text To Speech
software system going for the Linux operating system, and would hate to see
emacspeak support for it die.
Another screen reader which I also use called YASR uses the Emacspeak
Dectalk driver for the Dectalk Software, and by dropping support for Dectalk
Software not only will emacspeak loose it YASr will loose it as well.

----- Original Message -----
From: "T. V. Raman" <tvraman@sbcglobal.net>
To: "emacspeak" <emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu>
Cc: "John oelfke" <joelfke@fonix.com>
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 11:47 PM
Subject: Emacspeak And Software Dectalk


> I'd like to conduct a brief survey on the Emacspeak list to see if it
> is worthwhile to continue the  support for Software Dectalk. The
> Dectalk has been my favorite TTS engine for a long time,  but the
> reason I'm asking is to see if the number of users it has justifies
> the time investment.
>
> Last I checked around the time of the DTK 5.0 release John  Oelfke of
> Fonix indicated that they had less than 25 software Dectalk customers
> for Emacspeak --- and if that is indeed the number, I for one think
> it's time to drop it.
>
> If you are interested in seeing Software Dectalk support continue in
> Emacspeak, please follow-up to this note so you get counted ---
> with answers to the following:
>
> 0) Do you use the software Dectalk with Emacspeak?
> 1) When did you buy it (approx date)
>
> Please follow-up to this note so that your message goes to both the
> emacspeak list and John Oelfke
> And if there are indeed a very small number,
> I can safely drop support for it. This is of course not to discourage
> other folks who may want to pick up maintaining that code going
> forward independent of what we find out as we count up the numbers.
>
>
> --Raman
>
> --
> Best Regards,
> --raman
>
>
> Email:  raman@cs.cornell.edu
> WWW:    http://emacspeak.sf.net/raman/
> AIM:    TVRaman
> PGP:    http://emacspeak.sf.net/raman/raman-almaden.asc
> IRC:    irc://irc.gnu.org/emacspeak
>
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