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Re: [emacspeak The Complete Audio Desktop] Emacspeak And Voice Locking Using Aural CSS
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- From: "T. V. Raman" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 06:11:40 -0800
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well, you already did give something back;
You took the first step in poking around and writing it up ---
which caused me to write it up better, as opposed to the usual
whines that sometime show up on mailing lists that just ends with
me flaming the whiner:-)
Here is something that you could contribute next in the
As you noticed with gnus, there are many faces that dont have a
corresponding voice mapping defined.
If you can go through and spot these, and come up with mappings
that sound good, it'll be generally useful.
Another thing that needs work is tuning the voice parameters for
If you have the energy, play with the numbers, and put your
improvements back in outloud-voices.el -- for now you can just
email the numbers.
What requires tuning:
things like voice-bolden etc are defined in terms of ACSS
The mapping from ACSS to device specific settings happens in
outloud-voices.el --- tkae a look at the code there, play with
and have some fun.
>>>>> "Robert" == Robert D Crawford <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Robert> "T. V. Raman" <email@example.com> writes:
>> This is slightly reformatted from what was posted to the
>> Emacspeak mailing list as separate message.
Robert> Thanks for all the help and information. I feel a
Robert> bit relieved that I won't have to write up a
Robert> tutorial, since you have supplied all the information
Robert> that I would have, only more clearly and with less
Robert> I am also a bit sad. I was looking forward to giving
Robert> something back. I guess I'll have to find something
>> Other Useful Commands
>> In addition, commands
>> emacspeak-wizards-generate-voice-sampler can be useful in
>> generating a buffer that shows what the various ACSS
>> settings sound like.
Robert> Highly useful! I would like to add, for those who do
Robert> not find this obvious, that the same editing commands
Robert> work in this buffer that work in all other emacs
Robert> buffers. Therefore, it might be useful to re-arrange
Robert> the lines such that you can compare how one
Robert> particular value changes things. What I learned is
Robert> Average pitch is the size of the person. 9 is a
Robert> small, high-pitched voice, 0 is Barry white.
Robert> Pitch range is how "exciting" the voice is. 0 is
Robert> monotone, 9 gives good, natural inflection to things
Robert> like question marks.
Robert> Stress seems to add a bit of an edge, or a rasp to
Robert> the voice. To me, this is the most subtle setting.
Robert> Richness seems to be volume. The higher the number,
Robert> the louder.
Robert> Again, thanks for all that you do.
Robert> Robert D. Crawford firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert> Your best consolation is the hope that the things you
Robert> failed to get weren't really worth having.
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