Re: Talking daisy reader.

Hi Thomas,

I think it really depends upon where you want to deploy your Daisy reader. 
If you only want to see it running on desktop machines in a GNOME
environment, then absolutely use gnome-speech.  On the other hand, looking
forward to the next two generations of PDA and cell phones, I would expect
that we might start seeing phones running J2SE and support the Java Speech
API and FreeTTS.

Are you in touch with George Kershner on this Daisy project you're
considering doing?  If not, I encourage you to contact him and let him know
what you're thinking.

Either way you go, I'm delighted to hear you're looking into this.  It'd be
very nice to have a Daisy reader on the UNIX desktop.


Peter Korn
Sun Accessibility team

> Hi, list. I'm a little at an impass how  I should proceed with a couple
> of projects I've been conciddering writing. I've been thinking about
> writing a talking daisy reader for gnome, and it has to be self voicing.
> I would like to either use C++ with the gnome-speech libraries, or use
> Java with  JSAPI, and the FreeTTS synthesizor.
> Any suggestions one which might be the better way to go? I have
> gnome-speech  built installed, and working, but no api documentation how
> to develope with it which sort of puts me at a disadvantage.
> If I had my choice per say I'd like to build the app in C/C++ and the
> gnome-speech api, but I could in theory go either way.
> With so many electronic books  being put out by RFBND, NLS, Book Share,
> etc in the daisy 2 and 3 for mats I was hoping to put my free time into
> building a reader which would run under Gnome which could read these
> electronic text books.
> Thanks, for any suggestions.
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