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espeakup connector ======================= espeakup is a program which makes it possible for speakup to use the espeak software synthesizer. It does this by reading speakup's softsynth device and passing the text to espeak which actually speaks. Requirements ============ This program works with the speakup screen reader, which can be obtained from http://linux-speakup.org, and the espeak software speech synthesizer which can be obtained from http://espeak.sourceforge.net. You must have both of these installed and operational. Setting them up is beyond the scope of this document. Installation ============ The preferred way to install espeakup is using your distribution's packaging system, but if your distribution does not have a package for espeakup yet, espeakup just uses a Makefile, so you should be able to change to the source directory, then type make, then as root, make install. Starting Up =========== This program should be run after speakup is set up to communicate with a software synthesizer and after /dev/softsynth exists. The way this is done is distribution specific, so it is beyond the scope of this documentation. Command Line Options ==================== Espeakup currently accepts the following command line options: --default-voice=voice, -V voice Set default voice. --debug, -d Debug mode (stay in the foreground). --help, -h Show this help. --version, -v Display the software version. Getting the Latest Version ========================== It is possible to download a tarball from github of any released version as follows: wget http://www.github.com/williamh/espeakup/tarball/vx.y If you need a tarball for packaging purposes, one is available from ftp://ftp.linux-speakup.org/pub/linux/goodies/espeakup-x.y.tar.bz2. The url for the git repository is git://github.com/williamh/espeakup.git. Acknowledgements ================ I would like to thank Marc Mulcahy, the author of the speakup to TTSynth connector, on which this work is based. Also, I would like to thank Kirk Reiser and Jonathan Duddington, the authors of Speakup and Espeak, respectively, for their work. Questions ========= You can contact me with questions, bugs, patches, etc, at email@example.com or on the speakup mailing list. I hope you find this software to be useful.