Re: Making gnome speak

On Fri, Aug 27, 1999 at 09:45:44PM -0400, SEGV wrote:
> The problem is far more complicated than that. Ever see a blind person
> use a computer? Their needs are more complex, and what's the point of
> adding voice output to a computer system if it doesn't free you to not
> look at the screen?

Uh? I don't understand what you're trying to say. Can you be a bit more 

> For example, what happens when I am skipping through menus faster than
> they are being read? 

There is a configurable delay: if you're fast enough you listen only to
the last menuitem (actually there are two separate queues: one for sound
and one for speech output).

> How quickly can I turn it off if my phone rings?

This depends on the speech server, but should be under a couple secs.

> Can I replay the last few messages because I was distracted?

Just ten lines of code scheduled for the next release.


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If I have to emigrate to America, like my grandfather, I'll take the tram.

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