[Sugar-devel] [Sugar] Implement text to speech in Sugar feature - v2

Simon Schampijer simon at schampijer.de
Thu Jan 19 04:39:21 EST 2012

On 01/18/2012 03:25 PM, Gonzalo Odiard wrote:
> Thanks, please read my reply to your review mail
> http://lists.sugarlabs.org/archive/sugar-devel/2012-January/035292.html
> More below...
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 5:05 AM, Simon Schampijer<simon at schampijer.de>wrote:
>> On 17/01/12 22:49, godiard at sugarlabs.org wrote:
>>> From: Gonzalo Odiard<godiard at gmail.com>
>>> Added controls to pause/stop and addressed suggestions
>>> in the review process.
>> Thanks for the update!
>> - one thing that is not solved yet, is the item that gets created in the
>> clipboard tray
> I think is a Write problem, no clue at the moment.
>> - when I do not have text selected I can still click on the 'play' icon
> Yes. But does not harm, and I think will overcomplicate.

Yeah, the user feedback is not great, though and does not help for being 
as discoverable. If Gary has a nice idea (maybe displaying a help text a 
la 'you need to select a text first') to speak it back might be an 
option. I think for the GSM palette we have a similar 'help'.

>> - sometimes the button inactive part is out of sync (the stop button is
>> not inactive even though I am not playing back). Maybe if it is too
>> complicated to get it right we can make them always available and find
>> other means of indicating when something is played back, not sure yet
>> how/if, just a random thought.
> Did you paused the spoken text? The stop button is disabled when all the
> text was played. Should work ok and I have tested it.

I can see this when playing back long text (1-N sentences). After the 
text has been played back the play/pause button stays in pause position 
and the stop button stays active (tested with the button UI not the menu 

>> - nitpick: for the copyright, I think it should be either your or OLPC, I
>> think OLPC is the one to pick in this case, and welcome to 2012 :)
> Ok, I was confused about how do it. About the year... started the last year
> :)

To be really correct I guess you would put 2011-2012, then :)


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