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Re: Emacspeak And Software Dectalk



T. V. Raman writes:
> 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?
Yes--when I can get it up and running.

> 1) When did you buy it (approx date)
About a year ago.


> 
> 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
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