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addendum to viavoice on debian

I have a few additions to Tim's post concerning viavoice on debian.  

In Debian the tcl header file is in a different location.  The libs are
also named differently.  The top of the makefile  for compiling the
files in teh linux-outloud directory looks like this:

INSTALL = install
PREFIX = /home/rdc
libparentdir = ${PREFIX}/share/emacs/site-lisp
libdir =$(libparentdir)/emacspeak/servers/linux-outloud
CFLAGS=   -g   -O2 -fPIC  -DPIC -pedantic -ansi -Wall  -I/usr/include/tcl8.3 -I/usr/include/tclx8.3
LIBS= -ltclx8.3 -ltcl8.3 -ldl

the additions were:

-I/usr/include/tcl8.3 -I/usr/include/tclx8.3

to the CFLAGS line, and changing the LIBS line to read:

LIBS= -ltclx8.3 -ltcl8.3 -ldl

thanks to Tim for help in this.

The first line in the eci.ini file needs to point to the correct
location of the so file being used for speech output.  In my case, for
us english, the line reads:


Make sure to read the alsa file in the linux-outloud directory, although
this might not be necessary in the release version of emacspeak as,
IIRC, alsa support will be the default.  It is not the default in the
cvs version.

I have so far run into any problems running viavoice under alsa.  I
think the speech server might be restarting occasionally.  I type with
character echo on, and sometimes as I type I hear a "v" as it pronounces
a word.  If it were not producing this clue, I would not know the

Happy listening,


Robert D. Crawford                                      rdc1x@comcast.net

You will inherit millions of dollars.

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