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Re: Changing pronunciations and saving them.
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- Subject: Re: Changing pronunciations and saving them.
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- Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2006 11:14:52 -0700
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So why do you believe that "e" for edit implies multiple
In some sense you do have multiple dicts -- one per mode etc --
but that does not imply multiple dictionary files
>>>>> "Robert" == Robert D Crawford <email@example.com> writes:
Robert> Kalyan Mukherjea <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> and was greeted with the message:
>> Dictionary: Clear Define Edit Load Refresh Save Toggle
>> Now which choice to go for?
Robert> I have only ever used define, save, and edit.
Robert> press d for define. Then you will be asked to define
Robert> a pronunciation that is specific to... enter mode
Robert> for the mode, file for file specific, etc. Then you
Robert> will be asked for the word you wish to define a
Robert> pronunciation for. Finally, you will be asked for
Robert> the pronunciation to associate to the word. I have
Robert> found that the scratch buffer is useful for getting
Robert> the pronunciation correct.
Robert> If you select "e" for edit, you will be asked for the
Robert> specific dictionary you want to edit. This is a bit
Robert> misleading, or confusing, in my opinion, but it might
Robert> have to do with the fact that I have only one
Robert> dictionary file and I think it is possible to have
Robert> many, in which case this makes all the sense in the
Robert> world. If you want to edit a mode specific
Robert> dictionary entry, enter the mode when asked this
Robert> question. You can use tab completion here to auto
Robert> complete the mode name. This will pop you into a
Robert> buffer that has an interface somewhat like custom.
Robert> If you search for the entry you wish to edit, and
Robert> then go to the beginning of the previous line, there
Robert> are buttons for INS for insert and DEL for delete.
Robert> Here is what it looks like:
Robert> [INS] [DEL] Dictionary Entry: Phrase: Debian
Robert> Pronunciation: [Value Menu] Pronounce as: dehbian
Robert> I have only used this to remove definitions in cases
Robert> where they caused problems i.e. I defined the
Robert> pronunciation for iana to be i a n a and it conflicts
Robert> with the pronunciation of words like Indiana and
Robert> Louisiana. Do not forget to go to the end of this
Robert> buffer when you are finished. The last line of the
Robert> buffer has a button to save the dictionary.
Robert> If you enter "s" for save, you will be asked for the
Robert> file to save the dictionary to. I believe the
Robert> default (as I have not changed it) is
>> I tried to get documentation (which does not exist, other
>> than the code!). I tried C-h k C-e Meta-d and pressed RET
>> on `emacspeak-pronounce':
Robert> In the info manual, the section for
Robert> emacspeak-pronounce is 11.48. It might be helpful
Robert> and provide more information than you got from the
Robert> help on keys. >
>> I read everything within " " because in other places, it
>> is a matter of `No spikka da language'!
>> I am afraid of doing damage to the default dictionaries by
>> arbitrary selecting an option and saving it.
Robert> I don't think you should worry about this, in this
Robert> case at least. The personal dictionary, which is the
Robert> one that you will be editing, is all yours. If you
Robert> mess it up, simply delete the bad entries. For
Robert> practice, create a buffer in which you can define
Robert> pronunciations that you will not wish to keep. Then,
Robert> define file-specific pronunciations, edit the file
Robert> specific pronunciations, and save them. Then, when
Robert> you feel comfortable with what you are doing, if you
Robert> would like, and you have no other pronunciations
Robert> defined that you would wish to keep, you can delete
Robert> the default dictionary file.
>> Surely, this question must have been discussed at length
>> before though I do not recollect any step-by-step
>> instruction like the ones that came out of the RDC-Raman
>> exchange on "Voices".
Robert> i Do remember some discussion, some of which I
Robert> instigated, but I have no links to give you. You
Robert> might want to check the archive and see if any of it
Robert> is helpful.
Robert> I hope this makes things clearer,
Robert> Robert D. Crawford email@example.com
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