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These repositories contain complete set of packages to make up ready to use Emacspeak environment with multilingual speech support. It includes up to date version of Emacspeak itself additionally enhanced and fixed by me, multilingual speech server that supports Russian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Brazilian languages and can automatically switch language on the fly by context, software speech synthesizers and some other more or less related stuff. Of course, here are only those packages that are not included in the official system distribution or are represented there by an old or somewhat inconsistent version.
To use these packages follow the next simple steps:
sudo apt-key add poretsky.gpg
accessibility.listfile appropriate for your distribution:
/etc/apt/sources.list.ddirectory or simply copy it's content into your
sudo aptitude update
After that you can use your preferred method to manage packages from
this repository. For example, you can install and update them by
aptitude install command.
Thus, to fire up the environment initially do the following:
sudo aptitude install multispeech mbrola mbrola-en1 freephone enlex ru-tts rulex emacspeak
Of course, Emacs is assumed to be installed already or it will be pulled in by dependencies. If Gnome accessibility environment based on Orca screen reader is used as well, then it is strongly recommended to choose non-gtk version of Emacs to avoid possible conflicts.
When Emacspeak is installed for the first time it prompts to choose speech server. If you wish to use Multispeech, but install Emacspeak previously, and, therefore, Multispeech is not listed in the choice, don't bother: choose anyone, and then, after installing Multispeech, return to this step by issuing the command:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure emacspeak
See documentation provided along with the packages.
Since sound subsystem in the modern Ubuntu distributions is based on the PulseAudio sound server that in the most cases doesn't cooperate well enough with these packages to provide smart and stable speech feedback, you may want to get rid of this beast. Of course, it is not necessary to be the case. For example, I have no such problem in general on Ubuntu 12.04 now, but if you do, read this comprehensive instruction in Russian.
Additionally you may download these files and place them into
/etc/emacs/site-start.d directory to make your life yet a bit easier.