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Subject: Voice UI, folders...
From: Cristian (cguiducci_at_gostec.net)
Date: 2004-04-04


Hi,

I'm currently testing yesterdays build, with the most recent english.voice file. Just a couple of sudjestion as far as the folder names are concerned.

When hovering, the cursor has to stop for a while before it speaks. I know this is desirable for sighted people, since it reduces the amount of disk activity, but an option in the voices/folders menu, to activate a quick hovering for us, who don't see, would be nice, since I noticed that in the end I end up waighting almost for any directory to be spoken, an this way, the disk even spinns longer.

An other nice option to have available, would be to have the folder number spoken very quickly, and upon wresting the cursor, the disc could be accessed and the name spoken.

I heard yesterday that something has been split in the voice structure now. Wouldn't it be better to have 2 english. voice files, let's say, one called english.voice for the menues, and a different one called for instance, browse.voice for the browsing activities?

This way we could reduce the size of the file loaded in the buffer, since I noticed, that normally, either I enter the menues, or, when using the jbr normally, I make use only of the browsing part, which at the moment loads all the english.voice file in memory, and which, would need just the numbers and a few other words like "folder" or "file". This way, perhaps also 22 letters could be included in the file so as to provide spelling when requested, and still, the "browse.voice" file, would be much smaller.

This could be also a solution to the s/pdf in 32 kHz problem, don't you think so? Though personally I don't think I would ever use spoken menues with a digital output, I could always connect a small headphone, if I needed the voice interface.

Thanks,

                Cristian

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