Samuel Thibault | 1 Jun 01:37 2008

Re: New speakup-udeb component

Frans Pop, le Sat 31 May 2008 18:59:32 +0200, a écrit :
> On Saturday 31 May 2008, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > > What is the status of the kernel support and the l-m-e packaging?
> >
> > Attached is the patch to l-m-e which I have used.
> OK. But my question actually was: when can we expect these packages to hit 
> the archive?

Ah, well the speakup package is in the NEW queue again, and once it gets
out, l-m-e can be updated.



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John Hughes | 4 Jun 18:42 2008

Speech recognition

Apologies in advance if this is not the right forum for this. I rely
on speech recognition a lot, but effective (or in fact, any) dictation
software is only available for Windows. Specifically, Dragon
NaturallySpeaking is the only working speech recognition program that
I have been able to find. I would like to go back to Debian, but at
the moment it is not a realistic option. What are the Debian Project's
thoughts on open source speech recognition for desktop computing? And
is there anything humble non-programmers with limited use of the
keyboard can do to help?



Omer Zak | 4 Jun 19:11 2008

Re: Speech recognition

Hello John,

There are lots of Free Software speech processing packages.
The following is a random list of relevant resources.
Let's evaluate and determine if any of those packages would be useful
for you, and have it converted into a Debian package.

Speech Recognition HOWTO:
Dates from April 2002, should be updated.

Speech Recognition for Linux:
Seems to be up to date as of 2005.

CVoiceControl - command and control for Linux:
Up to date as of 2002.

Open Mind Speech:
The project seems to have died at 2000.
The CMU Sphinx Group Open Source Speech Recognition Engines:


Most recent news is from January 2008.
used by Simon, most recent software version was released at May 2008.
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jkhughes2 | 5 Jun 17:43 2008

Re: Speech recognition


Thanks for your reply. Here are my thoughts on the links you sent:

> Speech Recognition HOWTO:

As you mentioned, this site is six years out of date. It gives two
options for end-user speech recognition: XVoice and CVoiceControl.
XVoice has a sourceforge site and looks like a good speech recognition
user interface for commands and dictation but requires the proprietry
and no longer available IBM ViaVoice for Linux and so is no longer a
viable option (unless there is a way of making it work with another
underlying speech recognition system). The links to CVoiceControl are

> Speech Recognition for Linux:

This site mainly talks about how to get IBM ViaVoice for Linux working
and links to the How To site above.

> CVoiceControl - command and control for Linux:

Seems to be for issuing voice commands in the terminal. Potentially
useful as part of a speech recognition solution but lacks any
dictation facility or GUI command facility.

> Open Mind Speech:
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Joerg Jaspert | 9 Jun 18:00 2008

speakup_3.0.2+git20080517.dfsg.1-1_amd64.changes REJECTED

Hi Maintainer,

rejected - your package is using the GFDL license at least for parts
in its doc/ subdirectory. You need to mention that in your debian/copyright
and you also need to check if the usage of GFDL it does is ok
with the vote we had on it, see

bye Joerg


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Jason White | 12 Jun 08:03 2008

Iceweasel 3.0-rc2 now in Sid

The subject line says it all. This is good news for accessibility under

Archive Administrator | 14 Jun 21:22 2008

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Debian Installer | 14 Jun 21:32 2008

speakup_3.0.2+git20080517.dfsg.1-1_amd64.changes is NEW

(new) speakup-doc_3.0.2+git20080517.dfsg.1-1_all.deb extra doc
Documentation for speakup kernel modules
 Speakup allows you to interact with applications and the GNU/Linux
 operating system with audible feedback from the console using a
 synthetic speech device.
 Speakup allows you to navigate around the screen using the typical
 screen review functions such as say word, say line, announce cursor
 position, which console your currently on, and much, much more. It
 also allows one to load in configuration parameters for controlling
 various aspects of the synthesizer you are using, as well as speakup
 Currently, the following synthesizers are supported by speakup:
  * DoubleTalk PC/LT
  * LiteTalk
  * Accent PC/SA
  * Speakout
  * Artic Transport
  * Audapter
  * Braille 'N Speak / Type 'N Speak
  * Dectalk External and Express
  * the Apollo2
  This package provides the documentation for the speakup kernel modules.
(new) speakup-source_3.0.2+git20080517.dfsg.1-1_all.deb extra admin
Source of the speakup kernel modules
 Speakup allows you to interact with applications and the GNU/Linux
 operating system with audible feedback from the console using a
 synthetic speech device.
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Debian Installer | 15 Jun 18:54 2008

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  to pool/main/s/speakup/speakup_3.0.2+git20080517.dfsg.1-1.dsc
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