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[gnuspeech-contact] Re: Thoughts on GNUSpeech and possible accessibility
[gnuspeech-contact] Re: Thoughts on GNUSpeech and possible accessibility applications
Tue, 7 Apr 2009 12:31:24 -0600
Marcelo Yassunori Matuda <address@hidden> wrote:
GnuSpeech runs on Linux, but you need to install GNUstep. The source
is available at:
Thanks. I'll check that out.
Has the text to speech daemon been ported yet? The difficulty is
wouldn't be able to operate the interactive (graphical) environment
either braille or speech, so what I really need is access from the
The text to speech daemon has been partially ported to OS X. By
"partially" I mean given text it generates synthesized output, but
there is currently no intonation (something I intend to remedy
shortly) or other more sophisticated features. It's also accessible
via OS X services.
I'm not sure about the port to Linux though, as the text to speech
daemon uses the OS X distributed objects architecture, and I don't
know to what degree this same architecture is supported on the Gnustep/
Linux platform. Needless to say this elegant IPC/RPC architecture
makes writing servers/dameons quite straightforward on OS X.
There was also an accessibility application called Touch N' Talk
written for the Nextstep platform some years ago, that used a graphics
tablet, and textured overlay that allowed visually impaired users to
browse through text documents, with a visual representation of the
tablet and activities occurring on the tablet. However, it seems that
the last version of the software currently in the nextstep
distribution tree was not the latest working version on the Nextstep
platform. So this would probably need to be tracked down before a
proper port could begin on either the gnustep or osx platforms.
(I have an old crashed internal hard drive which I think holds this
information - latest Nextstep Touch 'N Talk -- but I've never had the
opportunity to try data recovery of this information... and I'm not
sure if it exists archived somewhere else -- I would imagine so.
Possibly on one of the old Nextstep machines or old backup systems if
they are still around. David, the project administrator, might know
more about this).
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