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Re: results from trying to install speak-up

Hello Jim Armantage and the Debian Accessibility List,

There used to be a connector program for IBM text to speech but it's been discontinued since Squeeze, so speechd-up is now used.

From https://packages.debian.org/bullseye/speechd-up

If you want to have sound on the console with a commercial speech synthetiser, such as ibmtts, you need a connector between the speech synthetiser and the speakup_soft module. As there has not been any usable connector since Squeeze, this package has this function. It is useless if you use a free speech synthetiser as Espeak, since a connector exists and is packaged: see the espeakup package. It is also useless if you use speechd-el with Emacs.

So if you want speech in console using Voxin IBM Text to Speech, you have to install speechd-up.

Best regards,


On Mon, Mar 28, 2022, 8:35 AM D.J.J. Ring, Jr. <n1ea@arrl.net> wrote:
But it's available!

Is there a problem with your Internet connection or your /etc/apt/sources.list file?

Best wishes,


On Mon, Mar 28, 2022, 8:21 AM Jim Armantage <jarmantage@icloud.com> wrote:

To D.J..J. Ring
I tried to install speechd-up and got the following error message.
Unable to locate package speechd-up
I think that the problem is that speechd is in. kernel space and I don’t know how to install it.
I get the same result with all the packages that connect to the console screen reader.
I’m afraid that I am way out of my abilities.
Sorry, Jim

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