Note that "someone" is an unbound variable and writing programs with
unbound variables is not advisable.
I think the Astro Slide might be a really interesting Emacspeak
ce, especially if the dual-boot Linux supports native audio and if some=
one wrote an Emacs package for handling calls/SMS when in Linux...
From: T.V Raman <raman(a)google.com>=20
Sent: Tuesday, 4 May 2021 20:47
To: Tim Makarios <emacspeak.correspondence(a)freespoken.nz>
Subject: [Emacspeak] Re: Emacspeak on Android
Tim Makarios <emacspeak.correspondence(a)freespoken.nz> writes:
I suspect tweaking buffer-size will give you most bang for the buck;=
Are you using Outloud or Espeak=3F
Once you get this tuned to your liking, I'd request you write it up =
as a simple org file and post it somewhere; I'd also like to include it=
in the emacspeak distribution when the write-up is ready.
> Thank you all for your replies. Inspired partly by them, partly b=
> answer I received on the #termux IRC channel, and partly by my
> stubbornness, I searched for ways to get the audio out of
> like UserLAnd or a Termux PRoot environment.
> And I succeeded! With auditory icons, and everything!
> The trick is to use PulseAudio to stream the audio out of UserLAnd=
> PRoot). In particular, I installed pulseaudio in UserLAnd's
> environment and added this line to the bottom of
> load-module module-simple-protocol-tcp source=3Dauto=5Fnull.monito=
> port=3D54713 listen=3D127.0.0.1
> (Apologies for any spurious linebreaks added by my email program; =
> should be a single line.) Then with PulseAudio started, I
> and started Emacspeak in UserLAnd. The sound is a bit choppy,
> it's a proof of concept, at least. I haven't yet
> whether the audio output would be improved by different settings
> * a different buffer size in Simple Protocol Player NG,
> * a different sample rate,
> * streaming the audio to Termux instead of Simple Protocol Player =
> * running Emacspeak in Termux's PRoot instead of UserLAnd,
> * streaming over a Unix special file instead of TCP,
> * and so on.
> The main web pages I drew on for my understanding were:
> * https://android.stackexchange.com/a/205629
> * https://kaytat.com/blog/=3Fpage=5Fid=3D301
> * https://github.com/CypherpunkArmory/UserLAnd/issues/371
> They often assume a visual desktop, but this isn't necessary; I ca=
> run Emacspeak in emacs-nox in UserLAnd, without any visual
> I did notice that it didn't fully work with Debian buster's emacsp=
> package (version 49.0) in Emacs 26.1; the output seemed to be
> for some utterances, perhaps triggered by auditory icons or
> locking or both. But switching to Emacs 27.1 (from
> and compiling Emacspeak 53.0 from source in UserLAnd solved that
> Now, to complete the eyes-free experience on my mobile phone, I ne=
> physical keyboard I can connect to it, preferably without wires,
> don't tie myself up in cords. But before investing in that,
> should figure out whether, in the long run, Emacspeak will make
> more productive than a visual desktop, rather than less. At
> moment, I'm finding a fairly steep Emacs-learning curve
> keybindings), but I'm still hopeful that it will be worth
> I hope this is helpful and encouraging.
> All the best,
> On Sat, 2021-05-01 at 07:37 -0700, T.V Raman wrote:
>> Typing this up mostly for the archive.
>> 1. Speech Server: Voice changes are hard to implement using the c=
>> setup, but feasable;
>> A. Look up Google TTS documentation, provides pitch change as =
>> only control from memory.
>> B. Copy plain-voices.el to android-voices.el, then follow t=
>> and update it to generate the pitch control
>> C. Finally add the necessary clause in dtk-speak.el to l=
>> android-voices.el if synthesis engine is
>> 2. Auditory Icons, Again doable, but you'd have to wr=
>> some Java code in the Android speech server
>> sounds, you'll likely need to package
over the sou=
>> files and copy them to the Android side.
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