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Subject: Re: a question about voicing dialogs in rockbox

Re: a question about voicing dialogs in rockbox

From: Daniel Dalton <>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 08:19:25 +1100 (EST)

Well first get the source and work out what code you need to modify. So
find the code used for the open with screen.
Then you will need to use the talk functions to voice it and maybe add new
lang entries speak int variables and stuff like that.
You will need to know the c programming language though. If you don't its
almost not possible to do...

On Mon, 10 Dec 2007, alex wallis wrote:

> Hi list.
> I'm guessing your all experienced developers on this list so I hope you don't
> mind a newbie joining the party.
> I'm a blind user of rockbox and so of course i depend on the voice
> functionality.
> In rockbox there are a few menus and dialogs that aren't voiced such as the
> open with dialog for example.
> seeing as this is the case i would like them voiced. I realise i could just
> sit around and ask all i wanted but i'd prefer to have a go at doing the job
> myself as i think it could be fun as well as putting something into the
> community. Plus as i'm guessing only a minority of users use the voice and
> have other things to do in life other than work on rockbox i'd have no idea
> if or when things would be voiced.
> i'm a real newbie to programming though I have worked with visual basic 6 a
> few years back so i no a little bit about programming though i hope i might
> not have to no much for voicing options.
> I've looked at the lang files and think i now understand there construction
> and how voices are generated from them.
> But my question is a very basic one I want to voice the open with dialog for
> example what exactly do i need to do to do this? i mean how do i go about
> getting the speech to work in the dialog. As i have no idea where i need to
> start and the wiki doesn't seem to have any useful info in it. So i thought
> i'd ask the dev list.
> thanks for your help.
> alex.

Daniel Dalton
Received on 2007-12-10

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