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Subject: Re: voice UI step 4 now has talkbox, and more
From: Brian Wolven (brian.wolven_at_verizon.net)
Date: 2004-03-27


[IDC]Dragon wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Friday seems to become my implementation day...
> Just committed the next step, mostly introducing talkbox into the mainline
> cvs. I didn't really use the existing patch because of various shortcomings,
> it was rather a re-implementation of the functionality. I skipped the
> thumbnail clip recording part, this has to find a place with the upcoming F-key
> overhaul. (I prefer TTS anyway)
>
> Remember the .vbs script to automatically generate all the directory
> thumbnail clips with text-to-speech, that is _very_ useful.
>
> There is a voice menu now under General Settings. It also containes the
> long-awaited enable/disable of the talking menus. Other options are for how
> directories and files are "voiced". I picked up a new idea, an option to have them
> spoken as numbers. So you even hear directories when not having the full set
> of thumbnail clips. For files, the numbers are currently the only option (no
> spelling).
>
> I have updated the voice file in my webspace to contain the latest menu
> entries and vocabulary.
>
> More later, need to sleep,
> Jörg

Heh - I think you earned it. Thanks for all your efforts. =)

I could have used this on my way home tonight, driving a manual
transmission in stop and go traffic in the dark, and trying to select
the next album on my recorder without causing the FOURTH accident in an
8-mile stretch of freeway. (There's a reason we call them Balti-morons,
ya know... and I don't think they were all just trying to use their MP3
players without a voice UI. Grrrr.)

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