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Re: [emacspeak The Complete Audio Desktop] Emacspeak And Voice Locking Using Aural CSS

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
voice-lock area:

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 <rdc1x@comcast.net> writes:
    Robert> "T. V. Raman" <noreply-comment@blogger.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> fluff.
    Robert> I am also a bit sad.  I was looking forward to giving
    Robert> something back.  I guess I'll have to find something
    Robert> else.
    >> 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> that:
    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> rdc
    Robert> --
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    Robert> Robert D. Crawford rdc1x@comcast.net
    Robert> Your best consolation is the hope that the things you
    Robert> failed to get weren't really worth having.
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