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Subject: RE: Qeustion about voice in menus

RE: Qeustion about voice in menus

From: Aregullin, Manuel <>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 10:46:19 -0700

Do you know where the voice file updates are kept? Are they in the same
package with the daily builds, or are they kept on a different part of the

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Glenn Ervin at Home
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 5:00 PM
To: Rockbox development
Subject: Re: Qeustion about voice in menus

Also, make sure that your voice file is up to date as is the daily build, if
you are using an old voice file, there will be no entries for that menu, as
they had not been thought of yet. Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "[IDC]Dragon" <>
To: "Rockbox development" <>;

> I've
> also heard of other interesting functions which can be found in the
> menus, but after much investigation of the menus on the F1 key, I
> can't seem to find many of them.

Can you name examples?

> I notice that several parts of the menu structure will
> not speak such as the "plugins", "browse configurations", "browse
> firmware"

These spawn the directory browser for special directories and files. If you
have file numbering or spelling on, you should get some feedback.

> and "debug info". Is this because speech is not fully supported in
> rockbox menus, or am I missing a patch wich grants full accessibility
> to the menus?

The menus should be pretty complete.

> Is this the same reason that the menus launched from the F2 and f3
> keys wont speak?

We have to watch the resource consumption for the voice feature. Space in
the voice file is limited. The F2/F3 menus are different and difficult,
there is no cursor hovering over choices, like our main menu is convenient
for speaking the entries. Voice support here would mean something like first
reading instructions which arrow key would do what (can be annoying) and
then echoing the setting you've just altered by an arrow key. Since the
F2/F3 menus are in focus for a change anyway (context sensitive menu and
customizable menu), we better wait until this is done.


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