Re: Making gnome speak
- From: Paolo Molaro <lupus lettere unipd it>
- To: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Making gnome speak
- Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 02:51:20 -0700
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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