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Subject: Re: Voice UI, step 3 done (numerical settings spoken)

Re: Voice UI, step 3 done (numerical settings spoken)

From: Björn Stenberg <>
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 00:20:32 +0100

[IDC]Dragon wrote:
> I just committed my next step, speaking out the numbers. This needs a new
> "voicefont" (we're in search for a better term, it's not a font)

How about just calling it a voice file?

> You can find it here (this will be the "official" place to get the latest):

It works great, except in the top level menu, I _only_ get voice for "Sound Settings". All six other items are silent. All submenu entries work fine.

A few nitpicks:

- The "tenths" are a bit too long, i think. 75 sounds like "seventy five" instead of "seventy-five". I guess it's just a question of cutting the samples?

- Overall the volume of the voice is a bit too loud, I think. It is much louder than most music I play, anyway. Enough to be an unpleasant surprise.

- I think the voice file should be buffered by tree.c if the mp3 buffer is not occupied. Then there would be no delay when entering the menu. And since the disk is mostly spinning anyway when you enter tree.c witout mp3 playing (i.e. at boot and when pressing STOP), we'll actually get fewer spinups in total.

- I want a global option to enable/disable voice.

Received on 2004-03-20

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