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Must Have Speech Synthesis

Eben, I've been browsing around the wiki, and thinking, and trying to contribute. In the course of things, I realized that the value of an OLPC in the hands of a child increases radically with a speech synthesizer. With a speech synthesizer (something like Festival), a child could have the OLPC teach reading. A keyboard doesn't mean much to a child until they can read. With a speech synthesizer, a child could listen to an interactive story or ebook, and use the touch pad to point to choices.

This also leads to a quick conversation on having different base software packages. One package for children becoming literate, but another for literate pre-teen children. Let me know if you are the right person to discuss this with, or should I hit up SJ or Walter? -Jeff 21:18, 9 March 2007 (EST)

NB: We now have a number of projects underway to do this! --Sj talk 13:58, 24 April 2008 (EDT)

Please check this page

As OLPC_Human_Interface_Guidelines/The_Sugar_Interface/Controls/Buttons is NOT written in English, I can't translate it into Korean. Would give us an English version of it? Sincerely -- 21:19, 19 April 2007 (EDT)

Thanks for your quick response. I understand the fact that some of my translating efforts may seem unnecessary. However, for Korean citizens to participate in OLPC activities, it is quite necessary to remove language barrier as much/soon as possible. The reason of translating even pages with their titles only is to provide discussion pages for those pages driven by the Korean language.
The language barrier between English and Korean is much higher than most Western people can imagine. And, that's why there are only a few Koreans participating in open source communities. I hope your understanding that I'm NOT in a racing of who translates more than others....thanks.


Hi! As far as I'm aware, the HIG has all it's pages translated into spanish (and partially into others). Theoretically, all the originals (read, the english pages you are working on) should have the language navigation bar. I haven't done it in order to avoid dumb edits, but since you seem to be doing another round in the originals, would it be too much to ask you insert / ensure that the following is present in the pages you tweak?


Just as a favor :) At some point I'll do a general review of the HIG to ensure so, but in the meantime... :) TIA, --Xavi 11:54, 11 May 2007 (EDT)

HIG editions

Hi! I've been noticing some other people editing the HIG and would like to know what is the policy about them. For example this edition

Please let me know. Cheers --Xavi 11:14, 5 October 2007 (EDT)


Some thoughts on Generic bundles extended bundles: from a security standpoint, is there anything in between a generic bundle and an application bundle that has to be signed to avoid confirmation dialogues? Sj talk 16:36, 4 June 2007 (EDT)

see the new spec there -- a mod of the activity bundles spec that requires some sort of dependency checking and longs for the existence of an extended bundle activity. Sj talk 17:10, 19 June 2007 (EDT)

interfaces note

see the Interfaces page; what's missing? Sj talk 18:05, 25 October 2007 (EDT)

olpc grandma review

... of the wifi connectivity process. See Talk:Wifi Connectivity.

OLPC 'branding' and logos


I'm looking for some high quality OLPC 'branding' or logo image files. I'm going to run off some t-shirts for a local conference, and would like to use some better images than what is found in upper left corner of the wiki page. :)

I noticed that you did some uploading of some 'OLPC badges' and wondered if you had the original SVG or such.... Thanks! --ixo 03:52, 27 February 2008 (EST)

Public release of branding

Eben, got your message, great to hear. I'm watching both those pages, so as soon as updated I'll know ! :-) I'll also send out a message to Adam's support-gang to let others know too. --ixo 16:14, 28 February 2008 (EST)

the shell redesign page.

See shell redesign for the todo list tomeu posted. --Sj talk 12:53, 24 April 2008 (EDT)

Test feedback?

Hi Eben,

Did you try joyride 2230?

Did it work well for you? Any comments or input on it welcome. Yell over the desk or leave a note here: or on my talk page or e-mail me or devel.


Greg S

design gang proposal

I've posted a proposal for image upload file structure and categorization. OLPC:Design_gang/proposed_file_structure AuntiMame 14:37, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Re: Dec. plans for improving "get involved" page

I'd be happy to help from the content/infrastructure side if you'd like company while you're doing design work on this - let me know how I can help. Mchua 06:39, 6 December 2008 (UTC)