Re: [orca-list] external synthesizer (was code review)

Why do you say that screen readers make Python difficult to use because of it's indentation enforcement? I've been a programmer for over 20 years, and whether I'm programming in C, Java, PERL or Python, the coding guidelines I've followed have always required the accurate use of indentation. I've never found this to be a problem with screen readers and editors, including IBM's Screen Reader and Screen Reader/2, JAWS, Orca and Emacspeak.

On 01/05/2014 09:03 PM, Travis Siegel wrote:
I'm not really a python fan, mostly because of it's indentation
needs, and
screen readers make this task complicated.
But, I was wondering if anyone here knows how much trouble it would
be to
make orca support new synths.  I built my own external synth, and
would like
to use it instead of the built-in horribly inadequate voices provided
the default orca release.  This would do two things for me.  First, it'd
give me dectalk speech, and second, it would free up memory used by the
software synth, leaving more memory for other apps.  This is especially
useful for those machines with low memory already, since software speech
tends to eat both cpu and memory in large amounts.  Offloading the
speech to
an external synth would solve this nicely.  It's usb, and is built from
parts available from, it cost around $100 or so
to build
it depending on how fancy/complicated you want the final product to
be.  I'd
thought about incorporating it into speakup as well, but I've not dug
what that would take just yet.  So, if anyone has any suggestions on
to look, or how to proceed with this project, I'd sure appreciate it.

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