Re: [orca-list] Accented letters

Hi Will,

Unless there are packages available for Ubuntu, I fear there will be no way to make the tests. I could do it if it was my own computer but it is not. Do you know what will be the version of Gnome coming with the next Ubuntu release ? Is there any workaround for the accent problem ? Is it a general Gnome problem or just in orca ?

There is another bug we have noticed. Sometimes (we've not found in what precise circumstances), a part of the keyboard becomes inactive and the problem disappears when Orca is shut down. It happened several times during our tests.



2009/9/11 Willie Walker <William Walker sun com>
Hi Alexis:

Thanks!  Unfortunately, GNOME 2.26 development is over and we'll need to live with the bug in GNOME 2.26.  The good news, however, is that this should be fixed for GNOME 2.28.  If you're able to build/test with the latest GNOME sources (GNOME 2.27.92 is now available), it would be great if you could verify that the fix we made fixes the problem you're experiencing.


Alexis Mignon wrote:
I confirm that the version of orca is the 2.26.1

2009/9/10 Willie Walker <William Walker sun com <mailto:William Walker sun com>>

   Hi Alexis:

   Which version of orca are you using?  You can determine this by
   running the following command:

   orca --version

   The reason I ask is that we did some work for accented characters
   for the upcoming GNOME 2.28 release.


   Alexis Mignon wrote:


       We are french and we're trying to setup a computer for  a blind
       person and we have some difficulties.

       The computer is running  a Ubuntu Jaunty. We've installed the
       mbrola voices.

       The tests have been made with openoffice and were reproduced
       using gedit. Some accented characters are pronounced correctly
       (é,ç), others are not (à,ù,è). We've tried to set the
       pronounciation of the letters in the pronounciation tab, e.g.
       'à' -> 'a'.

       It seemed to work for the letter 'à' when we put the cursor at
       the begining of the line but not when we use the shortcut
       'KP_Add'. In the first case its pronounced as we set in the tabn
       in the second case its not pronounced at all. It never worked
       for letter 'è'...

       I first thought of an encoding problem but it doesnt explain why
       it works for some letters and doesn't work for some others...

       We have another problem but which is not directly related to
       Orca. But maybe someone had to deal with it.

       The speech-dispatcher deamon doesn't work properly the first
       time it's started (at boot time). From the logs, everything
       seems ok until the first time orca tries to connect to it.

       We have the message saying that sd is litening to the usual port
       and then a message sying "Broken pipe" (I'm sorry for not being
       able to show the logs but the computer is not mine and the
       friend who has it doesnt speak english). Then there seems to be
       an error message each time Orca tries to connect to it saying
       that no module could be found and not even the dummy one worked.

       When we simply restart the sd deamon, it works fine after...

       Thanks by advice for any solution or hint.




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