Re: [orca-list] Orca and Reading Speed

are you using espeak? If so, you can usually, but not always, edit the espeak configuration file in /etc/speech-dispatcher/modules/espeak.conf. There's an option in there that says something to the affect of, rate, maximum in speech-dispatcher. espeak_max_rate=390. Espeak's maximum speed is 450 words per minute, so if you want to speed it up just delete the 390 and add in 450. You can speed it up faster, but then an extra speed library called sonic is used, and it makes espeak sound very strange. If you are using voxin, I don't think there's a way to speed that up beyond 100 percent without trying to use sonic with it and I have no idea how to do that. IF you're using any other voice, pico, festival, etc I think 100 percent is as fast as you can go. Sorry for the long email, I'm trying to be as clear as I can. On some systems, ubuntu 11.10 and debian, the option I'm telling you about in the espeak.conf file won't be there. I have no idea if you can write it in manually or it will break so i haven't tried. If you're using vinux though, you shouldn't have any problems
kendell clark
On 01/09/2012 02:14 AM, Robert cole wrote:
Hello, everyone.

This may be a common question, but I can't seem to find the answer to it.

I currently have my speech rate in Orca set to 100%. Is there any way to get the voice to speak any faster? I am trying to train myself to listen at a fast rate, and it is all working wonderfully. I'm really enjoying being able to do things without using my sight so much. :)

thanks for any help, and sorry if there is an obvious answer to this.

Take care.
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