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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 22:46:03 +0100

> Thank you Hussein and everyone else for replying to my questions. I
> have been reading the manual. There is allot in there but I am still
> slogging threw it. My questions arose from using the player as a blind
> person with speech. I do not see anything in the manual that tells you
> about changing the SAPPY voice Lee to any other choice. In the past
> this was achieved by doing some sort of voice building.
> I am very interested to learn about the player and how to make a voice.
> I am a total newbie and so understand nothing about setting up a cygwin
> build environment. Is it possible for a blind person using a screen
> reader to make a voice?
> I am sure as I discover what is and is not possible to do with speech I
> will have allot more questions. I search the INTERNET and what I can
> within the Rockbox community. Yet as with the manual there is allot of
> things to try and get threw on the Rockbox site. I often can get
> totally lost. I know sometimes I am confused and just do not know what
> link to hit to find answers. Example would someone please tell me
> where I can find out about making the voices. Sure I may be learning
> allot before I can do it. Yet if a blind person with a screen reader
> can do it I want to learn. Thanks for all the help of everyone.
> Take Care,
> Pat

OK, you can find all the information related to voice file building here:

Start with the section referring to using Cygwin. However, first read the
information on creating a Rockbox build environment and checking out the
latest source code here:

Remember, it's the cygwin-related instructions you want. Cygwin works in a
command-prompt style window so should be accessible by most screen readers.
I use Dolphin's products myself, if you do too I'm happy to help off-list as
I'm very familiar with that product.

There's nothing really special in the way of software that is needed, and I
will assure you now that anyone can do this, even blind users. But again,
just shout if you need any other help. Good luck.

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