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Subject: Re: voice UI, step 1 committed (talking menus)

Re: voice UI, step 1 committed (talking menus)

From: Glenn Ervin at Home <>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 20:56:32 -0600

Hey Jrg,
Are you the only person responsible for the voice menus, or has someone been
working with you?
This is fabulous.
I can't tell you how great it is to use an off the shelf item without it
costing 5 to 10 times the normal price for the Blind to use it.
And the thing that I also really like is that this may open people's eyes to
the fact that accessibility is achievable in almost every product; and this
will benefit everyone.
When people think of the Blind, they don't realize that is including people
that don't see well, like your grand parents, or even parents. And also all
of the fully sighted people who can often use their eyes for better things.

I noticed that in the settings there are no values read, like volume, or
contrast settings.
Do you plan on putting in some numbers for this?
Also, the voice, MSTTS Mary is quite clear, but I was wondering if you could
use some AT&T recordings, especially the AT&T voice, Crystal.
Crystal sounds quite lovely.
I have always thought that although quite intelligible, Mary sounds like a
Thanks again to all who have contributed to this feature.
----- Original Message -----
From: "[IDC]Dragon" <>
To: "Rockbox development" <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 7:16 AM
Subject: Re: voice UI, step 1 committed (talking menus)

> > I re-made my mind about file name and position. I will change the code
> > (while it's not too late) to load voicefonts from the ".rockbox/langs/"
> > directory. This makes more sense.

Received on 2004-03-19

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