[Sugar-devel] Google summer of Code proposal: Speech Synthesis

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 22:53:34 EDT 2009

On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 12:48 PM, Benjamin M. Schwartz
<bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
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> chirag jain wrote:
>> The doubt is how to provide the button in sugar core? If you have any
>> ideas or suggestions please reply.
> It sounds like a good plan to me.  On my XO, build candidate-801 (8.2.1),
> I can easily do:
> yum install xclip
> [select some text]
> xclip -o | espeak --stdin
> All you have to do is wrap this up in a frame device, like the volume
> control or battery meter, and you're done!

Don't forget to call our text coloring engine to mark the word being
spoken. That's designed for the pre-literate, on the model of
Same-Language Subtitling in India.

> Bonus: reimplement using pygst, the gstreamer speak plugin, and pyx11 or
> libX11, so that xclip isn't needed and you don't need to spawn a new
> process every time.
> - --Ben
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