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Re: Emacspeak And Software Dectalk



Obviously, I haven't read this list for a couple of months.  But I use 
dectalk on my laptop. Since viavoice no longer works, it's the only option 
I have other than to  carry around a synthesizer or use one of the less 
understandable alternatives. I think dropping support for dectalk would put 
a serious hurt on people who use a laptop.

Survey question/answers:
1) yes, I use dectalk with emacspeak
2) I bought it about a year ago. July 2003 (approx.)

I even wrote this: http://lightning.doit.wisc.edu/~jhe/emsphowto.html


         At 10:47 PM 5/24/2004, T. V. Raman you 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
>
>
>Email:  raman@cs.cornell.edu
>WWW:    http://emacspeak.sf.net/raman/
>AIM:    TVRaman
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>IRC:    irc://irc.gnu.org/emacspeak
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