[SATLUG] Re: My text to speech software for Linux

Christopher Lemire christopher.lemire at gmail.com
Tue Jul 6 20:46:38 CDT 2010


On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 4:26 PM, Christopher Lemire <
christopher.lemire at gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 5:50 PM, Christopher Lemire <
> christopher.lemire at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Please have a look at it here on my blog and feedback through here or the
>> blog is much appreciated.
>>
>> http://linuxinnovations.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-text-to-speech-app.html
>>
>> --
>> Christopher Lemire <christopher.lemire at gmail.com>
>> Ubuntu 64 bit Linux Raid Level 0
>>
>
> Here is a sneak preview of the software I am writing. If you knew how this
> work internally, it's very cool. What it does is reads text out loud from
> any application. There's no need to open files in it, though that option
> will still be there. Anything you can highlight text in, such as email or an
> article you found interesting in Firefox, an ebook in pdf format, etc, can
> be read. When Selection Buffer is selected, the text is read immediately
> after you let go of the mouse after highlighting some text. When clipboard
> is selected, it will read after you do you copy some text. The GUI (Graphics
> User Interface) is meant to be minimal size so that it can hover above other
> windows while you are using it to read text. It can expand and retract from
> a full GUI  to a mini GUI. I do want to make a deb package of it. It does
> require certain dependencies such as either sun java or openjdk (either will
> work) and libmiglayout-java from the repos (I love MigLayout). Many more
> features are planned to be implemented including the choice between good
> voices to use. The forward and back buttons will go back and forward through
> what you are reading while it is reading one sentence token at a time. Have
> you ever read something to find out it didn't stick and you need to read it
> again? That problem is solved here through software :) Just hit the back
> button as many times as needed to go back some sentences and begin reading
> from there. This software will not be available for the Gates of Hell aka
> Windoze :)
>
> Take a look here.
>
>
> http://linuxinnovations.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-text-to-speech-app.html
>
> --
> Christopher Lemire <christopher.lemire at gmail.com>
> Ubuntu 64 bit Linux Raid Level 0
>
> gpg --recv-keys E13B0909
>
> Key fingerprint = 3E1A 9103 EF3D 4885 6866  E9DE C69F 18B3 E13B 0909
>

So is nobody interested that I am developing free open source software for
Linux? This software with these features only exist for Windoze. As a user
of the software, I know how to make it improvements and features that were
missing.

-- 
Christopher Lemire <christopher.lemire at gmail.com>
Ubuntu 64 bit Linux Raid Level 0

gpg --recv-keys E13B0909

Key fingerprint = 3E1A 9103 EF3D 4885 6866  E9DE C69F 18B3 E13B 0909


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