speech-dispatcher talking over itself
mjsotn at gmail.com
Sun Jan 11 23:13:03 CET 2009
I raised this question on the gnome-orca mailing list a few days ago,
however as it is specifically related to speech-dispatcher I thought it
would be more appropriate to discuss this issue here.
> To give you some background on my setup, I am running Ubuntu 8.10 with
> PulseAudio disabled, and everything configured to use Alsa.
> The versions of orca and speech-dispatcher I am using are both the ones
> pre-packaged for Ubuntu, rather than the versions out of SVN.
> speech-dispatcher is configured as a system wide service, and is using
> flite as the default speech engine (although I have also tried Espeak with
> the same result).
> The issue I am having is that speech-dispatcher isn't interrupting itself
> when scrolling through a menu for example, and is just talking over
> itself, so often it can be trying to say two or three things at once,
> which is quite hard to listen to.
> This is specific to using speech-dispatcher, I do not see the same
> behaviour with gnome-speech.
> Otherwise speech-dispatcher seems very responsive, so I would prefer to
> stick with it, rather than changing back to gnome-speech.
> Is there something I can change in the speech-dispatcher config, or is
> there anything else I can try in order to improve speech-dispatchers
> handling of interrupting speech, both to silence it and to make sure that
> it isn't trying to talk over itself.
Any feedback on this issue is greatly appreciated.
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