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Subject: Re: committal of patch

Re: committal of patch

From: alex wallis <>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 23:15:34 +0100

> alex wallis wrote:
>> however I just did a test, and once I was holding the joystick in a given
>> direction to scroll through the menu, the speech wasn't playing, which I
>> would find annoying if it was constantly trying to say things. The only
>> reason I knew scrolling to the end of the main menu had finished was
>> because I heard the beeping from the patch playing to indicate the end of
>> the list had been reached.
> So, if it started the voice for the last item in the list when the end of
> the list was reached, would your problem be solved without needing this
> patch?
it would be solved but it would lead to slower browsing.
as at the moment, I hear the beep from the patch and I know instantly I have
reached the end of the menu or list.
however, if the speech started to play for the last item in the list, I feel
I would take longer to react to it as I would start to think about what
letters or option I was being read.
A beep is very short and easily attracts my attention something that speech
probably wouldn't do.
As I would take a few seconds to think about what was being read, but with
the beep I know instantly what it means.
Also, depending on the speed of the voice being used to make the voice file,
it would probably take a lot longer to start reading whatever it was
supposed to than a beep would take to play. Especially if it was a file name
being spelled, as a beep is over like that, but by the time I react to the
speech, the speech may have read two, three or four letters of a name.
Received on 2009-06-15

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