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Subject: Re: Tts in rockbox

Re: Tts in rockbox

From: Glenn at home <>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 21:34:21 -0500

That is not true.
The term Blind is for anyone who fits the bill for legally Blind, and
visually impaired is only a term for those who cannot fully accept their
So let's keep the politics out of this here, and keep it referred to as
Believe me, I work for a state agency for the Blind, and I have grown to see
the politics of political correctness run amuck, even in the area of the
You are not called legally visually impaired, you are called legally Blind.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Juan Hernandez" <>
To: "'Rockbox'" <>
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 2:38 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: [] 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 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.


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
if "swedish-fonetik" or "french-people_of_limited_sight_ability" is more
appropriate, that is what I mean ;)
Received on 2006-05-27

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