Text To Speech issues with Read Etexts Activity

James Simmons jim.simmons at walgreens.com
Tue Jul 15 16:39:03 EDT 2008

Erik and Michael,

I think there is some confusion in Hemant's last post.  Actually, 
speech-dispatcher seems to be working just fine on the XO.  I had to 
reboot the XO after installing the RPMs before it would work, but it 
DOES work.  Speech is produced,  and callbacks are generated.  Even the 
Activity produces speech and processes callbacks.

What I'm thinking now is that it takes a bit longer to process 
cancelling speech-dispatcher on the XO than it does on my faster Xubuntu 
box.  I stop a thread and create a new one each time I pause and resume 
speech on a page (because pause and resume in speech-dispatcher doesn't 
work all that well).  So maybe I'm getting in a loop because of that, 
and maybe sticking some prints in the code my help me figure out where 
it is happening.  So thanks to Mike for that suggestion.  It doesn't 
explain why the nearly identical standalone Python program did not have 
the issue on the same computer, but I may yet figure that out.

James Simmons

Hemant Goyal wrote:

> Hi,
> I had written a mail to the speechd community regarding the problems 
> that James was facing some time back.

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