Ah. So if I install both screenreaders and configure both accordingly, the
switch from one to the other should be seemless? Sorry, I'm just trying to
get a handle on things over here for when I do actually proceed with the
From: William Hubbs [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: May 29, 2009 2:50 PM
Subject: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] Best use flags for...
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espeakup will run along side orca, but it has nothing to do with it.Hi
Espeakup just allows speakup to use espeak as its synthesizer. So, if you
enter graphics mode, orca will take over and speakup goes to sleep, so
espeakup will not speak.
gnome-speech has an espeak use flag, but you don't need to set it, since it
is the default.
On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 01:17:04PM -0400, James Homuth wrote:
> Will the espeakup connector work with Orca as well, or will different
> use flags be required for that? Also, I thought I read somewhere of an
> espeak use flag. Is that not accomplishing the same thing, or am I
> reading the wrong information?
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> From: William Hubbs [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: May 27, 2009 11:05 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] Best use flags for...
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> Hi James,
> I would first recommend at least the following use flags:
> accessibility alsa portaudio
> For software speech, after you have the kernel configured, compiled
> and installed, while you are in the croot, give this command:
> emerge espeakup
> That will install the espeakup connector and speakup.
> Then, add this line to /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6:
> Then, give this command:
> rc-update add espeakup default
> That will set espeakup to start automatically.
> Let me know if you have any questions.
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> William Hubbs
> gentoo accessibility team lead
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