NOW what?

Gary Kline kline at
Tue Feb 16 00:11:34 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 07:34:45AM +0900, Byung-Hee HWANG wrote:
> Gary Kline <kline at> writes:
> > On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 04:38:54AM +0900, Byung-Hee HWANG wrote:
> >> Gary Kline <kline at> writes:
> >> 
> >> > On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 10:10:38AM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> >> > [... long line snip ...]
> >> > 	I just tried again and now Konq did send me to the hyperlink...
> >> > 	Was i hallucinating? dunno....
> >> 
> >> Hi Gary, how about GNOME's epiphany? Recently i settled down at
> >> epiphany for web work. That looks good to me.
> >> 
> >
> >
> > 	I like epiphany more and more; the thing it lacks, and the Only
> > 	reason I  use Konq is that it lets me use the festival
> > 	text-to-speech apps.  
> >
> > 	If *anybody* knows of any other browser that can be set to have
> > 	festival stuff work, please, Pulsseeze let me know:)
> Gary, what is festival text-to-speech apps? Can you please tell me what
> that is? in detail... If i have good idea, i can give you some
> information -- maybe there is some apps you want for in GNOME
> packages. 

	If you look is /usr/ports/audio you will find the festival
  2 drwxr-xr-x  3 root  wheel    512 Jan 25 20:13 festival
  2 drwxr-xr-x  2 root  wheel    512 Jan 27 03:07 festival-freebsoft-utils
   2 drwxr-xr-x  2 root  wheel    512 Apr  8  2009 festlex-cmu

   	are some of them.  When you use the Konqueror browser and
	have festival correctly installed, you can mouse-swipe a
	bunch of text and click on the Tools drop-down and have the
	text read aloud to you.

	It is fairly difficult to get a computer produce human
	speech.  I found out just some of the problems recently when
	I began looking at some of the code.  Much of festival is
	written in C++; that I understand somewhat.  Other parts are
	written in some kind of LISP; I do not understand LISP very
	well.  Anyway, the point here is that when I find a long,
	long essay on some philosopher and have to read it, having is
	spoken to me is *MUCH* easier than making my eyes struggle
	thru the essay.  

	So far, there are plug-ins to firefox-3 that attempt to read
	text to you, but nothing I can get to work.  Gnome probably
	does have speech apps by now, but they probably rely on
	festival as a back-end.

> Ah and I'm not sure my word is correct english. 

	My friend, your English is just fine.  I am, sadly, still
	mono-lingual.  I am still trying to learn *French* that I
	took in high school.  (*sigh*)

> If i speak wrong
> english, you have to communicate mind to mind without appeared
> word. 

	Ha!  Yes, that would be nice, even if it required something
	you had to wear on your head, :-)    Well, maybe in a few
	hundred years.

> Plus Gary you study Korean. Korean is easy to study ^^; 

	Sure it's easy; so is climbing a sheer cliff face!  I think
	anybody who can understand English as well as their native
	language[s], is absolutely outstanding.   Congrats.

	later on,


> Sincerely,
> -- 
> ????????? (Hwang, Byung-Hee), KOREA
> "Get in the car. If I wanted to kill you you'd be dead now. Trust me."
> 		-- Virgil Sollozzo, "Chapter 2", page 77

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