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Re: Changing pronunciations and saving them.




So why do you believe that "e" for edit implies multiple
dictionaries?

In some sense you do have multiple dicts -- one per mode etc --
but that does not imply multiple dictionary files 

>>>>> "Robert" == Robert D Crawford <rdc1x@comcast.net> writes:
    Robert> Kalyan Mukherjea <kalyan.infinity@gmail.com> writes:
    Robert> 
    >> and was greeted with the message:
    >> 
    >> Dictionary: Clear Define Edit Load Refresh Save Toggle
    >> 
    >> Now which choice to go for?
    Robert> 
    Robert> I have only ever used define, save, and edit.
    Robert> 
    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> 
    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> 
    Robert> [INS] [DEL] Dictionary Entry: Phrase: Debian
    Robert> Pronunciation: [Value Menu] Pronounce as: dehbian
    Robert> 
    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> 
    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
    Robert> ~/.emacspeak/.dictionary.
    Robert> 
    >> 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> 
    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.  >
    Robert> 
    >> 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> 
    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.
    Robert> 
    >> 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> 
    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> 
    Robert> I hope this makes things clearer,
    Robert> 
    Robert> rdc
    Robert> 
    Robert> --
    Robert> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Robert> Robert D. Crawford rdc1x@comcast.net
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