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Subject: Re: Tts in rockbox

Re: Tts in rockbox

From: Paul Louden <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-05-27

I still think that if you just added a phonetic portion to the existing
language files, so that the text to speech would have a correct
pronounciation and at the same time a sighted or partially sighted user
would see the properly spelled version, it would cover both cases without
needing to discuss semantics of "partially sighted" versus "blind" or have
separately named language files. :)

On 5/27/06, Angelo Sonnesso <asonnesso@gemdayservices.org> wrote:
>
> And then of course there are those folks who have 20/20 vision and are
> still
> blind.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Juan Hernandez" <juanh@cox.net>
> To: "'Rockbox'" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2006 3:16 AM
> Subject: RE: Tts in rockbox
>
>
> > Yes, but needs for a visually impared (partially sited) person and a
> blind
> > person (totally siteless) are very different.
> >
> > Thus the distinction must be made.
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se]
> > On
> > Behalf Of Rocker
> > Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 4:46 PM
> > To: Rockbox
> > Subject: Re: Tts in rockbox
> >
> > However,
> >
> > A visually impaired person is legally blind. Thus .blind still works
> > better
> > then .visually impaired
> >
> > Oh ya! .bat is already in use! LOL...rocker
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Juan Hernandez" <juanh@cox.net>
> > To: "'Rockbox'" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
> > Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 1:38 PM
> > Subject: RE: Tts in rockbox
> >
> >
> > For your PS, I like to make the distinction that a blind person cannot
> see
> > at all, and a visually impared personcan has partial vision.
> >
> > I live in the U.S. and this country is anally politically correct at
> > times.
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se]
> > On
> > Behalf Of Bluechip
> > Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 11:12 AM
> > To: Rockbox
> > Subject: Re: Tts in rockbox
> >
> >
> >>>...probably my smartest idea was to make a language called "blind"
> >>>which would display the menu text as f'oh'net'ik spellings ...now that
> >>>we have WAV/PCM playback on the Archos units (previously
> >>>"IMPOSSIBLE") it really isn't going to be that difficult to write our
> >>>TTS such that it works on all Rockbox units.
> >>
> >>I'm sure there are blind people in other countries too, so there would
> >>be many languages called "blind".
> >
> > LOL ...yes, I realised that about 2 minutes after I hit 'Send' :)
> >
> > I suppose "english-blind", "german-blind" etc. is the solution.
> >
> > BC
> >
> > PS. I would like to say that in the UK "Blind" is considered
> "politically
> > incorrect" but I notice blind people referring to themselves as such
> ...so
> > if "swedish-fonetik" or "french-people_of_limited_sight_ability" is more
> > appropriate, that is what I mean ;)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
Received on Sat May 27 09:46:42 2006


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