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Subject: Re: Audio 3587/Core Support for the blind
From: BlueChip (cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net)
Date: 2004-06-09


>Hi there.

Hey :)

>I have the info to download and install Audio 3587. I have not installed
>it as of yet as I am somewhat concerned about the voice interface. I am
>one of the Blind RockBox users, and would be lost without the talking
>menus, folders and file names.

Let me quote from the release notes email:
"*NO* features were removed in the making of this plugin."

> Does Audio 3587 have all of the voice guidance in place, or just a
> partial implementation?

Again from the release notes:
"Full Speech has been maintained throughout, in continued support of our
ever growing number of blind community members."
...Two days work, on it's own ;)

> What about the voice keyboard for choosing letters for building a file
> name for config files and such?

The keyboard/file-name entry thing does not seem to support speech.
DAMN! ...I didn't spot that! That's the second bug in that file :(

Okay, I will fix that for my special build in a few days (quite busy atm),
but you will need to discuss it with the core devs if you want it fixed
long-term.

There are three screens full of obscure characters on that keyboard - of
course the speech interface will likely never support all of them. hmmmmm

In the mean time, I suggest you do not try to save with ON+F2, just use the
automatic save feature which happens behind the scenes and only have one
set of settings :(

>I am really dying to try the software, but don't want to get stuck without
>voice guidance, so if you could clear this up for me I'd be very grateful.

I fully appreciate your predicament - be assured that the ONLY feature with
no voice is the keyboard, and this is caused by Rockbox core code - I am
trying really hard to not touch this code, because any fix I implement on
the core code currently garuantees it will not be included due to the risk
of "tainting." ...but if it's crippling my code, then I may do it anyway,
and those concerned by the tainting issue can just never look at it :)

>Thanks.

You're welcome :)

BlueChip

>Best regards,
>
[RA]

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