Orca and eSpeak

Henrik Nilsen Omma henrik at ubuntu.com
Thu Sep 28 15:02:25 BST 2006

Willie Walker wrote:
> Hi Luke:
>> What would actually be better, is to have a module written for 
>> speech-dispatcher to interface with the espeak shared library, rather 
>> than call the command-line utility all the time. Personally, I feel 
>> gnome-speech needs to be removed, and speech-dispatcher should be the 
>> speech back-end of choice.
> Will people from Ubuntu be at the GNOME Boston Summit?  

Jeff Waugh and Jorge Castro from Ubuntu will be there but no one from 
the AT team I'm afraid :(

> For replacing gnome-speech with speech-dispatcher, I really need to hear
> your thoughts on why this is necessary.  My main concern is to make sure
> that this doesn't just end up swapping one set of problems for another
> and that the switch really solves the problems we want solved.

I'm not sure it's necessary, but it seems sensible if we want to 
strengthen cross-platform support and reduce duplicate maintenance in 


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