Talk:Read Etexts

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Do you use this activity? Got gripes, praise, or other feedback? Put it here.

how to change the espeak-voice?

how would i change the espeak voice, such that reading e.g. german or spanish texts sounds tolerable? thanks for any help

A: On the Speech tab in the toolbar is a pulldown that lets you select any available espeak voice. Next to it is the pitch slider and the rate slider. You should be able to get the best possible espeak voice using those controls.

James Simmons

Bundle Read and Read Etexts as one Read activity

Is it too much of a hack if the Read activity had both yours and the evince program inside, launching each one depending on the file being opened?HoboPrimate 16:47, 7 May 2008 (EDT)

A: Regrettably it is. Activities pretty much have to set up their user interface BEFORE they receive the file they are to read. It is for this reason that View Slides and Read Etexts are separate programs, even though they share a fair amount of code and both can handle Zip files.

I think eventually Read will take over the functions of View Slides and Read Etexts by making modifications to evince. That's the only way I can see it working.

James Simmons

Permission bug

See trac #8648. Editing this activity's .py file does not result in changed behavior. this is due to permissions not being set to allow others than owner to read the file.

  • chmod +r ReadEtextsActivity.py

and thing work. This should be changed in the bundle.

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