Re: Talking daisy reader.

Well, for the moment I'm just doing basic research, and above all comparing
apis and languages. Java actually
seams like the better choice at this point for a variety reasons.
As you mentioned deployment alone might give me a vary good reason to build
it in java. The daisy reader could be designed so that it would be platform
independant and run on Mac, Linux, windows, etc.
Daisy readers tend to use a web browser such as Internet
Explorer for html document display etc. Using the  java web client api for
Mozilla in theory might be able to perform a similar function under Gnome.
Another good lead is possably using xerces 2.30 from apache for xml parsing.
It's going to take me a few months to really decide where to go with this,
but a Daisy reader for  Unix is badly needed by myself and several other
blind Unix users. Especially, one that supports Daisy 2 and Daisy 3.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Korn" <peter korn sun com>
To: "Thomas Ward" <slingshooter valkyrie net>
Cc: <gnome-accessibility-list gnome org>
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2003 10:35 AM
Subject: 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
> what you're thinking.
> Either way you go, I'm delighted to hear you're looking into this.  It'd
> very nice to have a Daisy reader on the UNIX desktop.
> Regards,
> 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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