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Subject: RE: Rockbox 3.3 new blind user with a few questions please

RE: Rockbox 3.3 new blind user with a few questions please

From: Hussein Patwa <>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 18:59:03 +0100

I have NeoSpeech Kate and would like to use it for the system voice instead of the one on the 3.3 rockbox version. Is this possible?
It's probably a SAPI voice engine. Please read the manual for your player, and learn how to configure the Rockbox Utility for this SAPI voice engine.
As indicated later in the initial reply, the Rockbox utility may well prove unusable with screen readers. Therefore, it may not be useable to create a voice as required. I would therefore advise checking the Wiki guides on setting up a cygwin build environment, download the Rockbox source and then building your own voice. Note you will have to set Kate as your default system voice. It takes a while, but the Wiki guide is easy enough to follow. Note it is recommended to build the voice from the same source version as the build of Rockbox on your player.
Is the Rockbox utility usable by screen readers yet?
I think that the answer is no. You can refer to the (very long) mailing list thread:

Received on 2009-10-14

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