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Re: Emacspeak And Software Dectalk



Hi Raman,
  Honestly, I don't know where that number came from, but I definitely love having Dectalk support under Linux. Emacs is still pretty new to me, but I'm amazed with the kind of spoken feedback I get with Emacspeak. I for one would hate to see support for this synthesizer drop, because it's by far the best deal for the dollar. I guess others could use Eflite if they wish, but I'd like to keep using Dectalk.


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On 5/24/2004 at 8:47 PM T. V. Raman wrote:

>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
>
>      
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