[IAEP] Texas Senate Bills 866 & 867 regarding dyslexia passed over the weekend
sridhar at laptop.org.au
Fri Jun 3 01:31:01 EDT 2011
On 28 May 2011 04:36, James Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
> I wrote an Activity called Read Etexts that might be of some use to
> you. It can take one of the "plain text" files put out by Project
> Gutenberg and read it aloud, like a Kindle. As it reads the words it
> highlights the word spoken. The highlighting needs a faster computer
> than an XO to keep up with the word being spoken, but it doesn't need
> to be much faster.
On an XO (OLPC/XO-AU OS), the activity loads but does not provide
speech by default.
To fix, run:
# yum install gstreamer-plugins-espeak
and restart the activity.
I'm quite impressed with the result!
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