[Grml] I got Espeakup finally to work

Hermann meinelisten at onlinehome.de
Thu May 28 14:02:55 CEST 2009

On 28.05.2009 at 13:38:56 Michael Whapples <mwhapples at aim.com> wrote:
> Regarding the replacing of speakup's tables, I thought speechd-up did 
> that, may be I am thinking of 0.4, have you tried updating speechd-up to 
> that (it would require compiling it from source as GRML comes with 
> speechd-up 0.3). 

I tried both versions, but the same result:
In general, when Speechd-up is used, the German text is spoken well,
except the punctuation chars and the numbers, and with the two letters
"a" and "z", the latter you mentioned.
When moving the cursor char by char, those strange char naming comes
up, due to the fact, that chars of >127 are not recognized.
The difference to Espeakup is, that, out of the box, it doesn't work at
all in German, and when the characters file is adjusted, it spells right
when moving cursor-left-right, but it doesn't read the umlauts when
reading German text. This all is fixed for Espeak since 0.6 together with the
modified characters file.
So my conclusion is, that the main issue is in Speakup, since everything
works well when I use built-in speech support of Brltty or Suse-Blinux.
I hope I could clarify things a bit.
Is it possible to write to the Speakup list when one is not subscribed?
Because I didn't use Speakup for a while, I left the list.

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