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Re: Voice Pitch Changes

Steve Holmes <steve@holmesgrown.com> writes:

> I notice when using emacspeak to travel around in info pages and some
> other documents, I hear the pitch of espeak going all over the place.
> I think it may have to do with voice locking but not sure.  

You are correct.  

> Is there any way to tame this down a bit.  I find that sing-songy
> stuff to be annoying.  I know some of the pitch changing comes inn
> handy when identifying caps, types of line in a shell but while
> reading a document, I find it to be a bit much.  Is there a way to
> control this?

Of course.  This is emacs, after all.  There is a long thread in the
archives concerning voices and making adjustments.  Search for my name.
I believe that the information ended up in the info manual as well.
Before we get into a discussion on this issue, I would suggest reading
at least the info manual section.  It is in section 7, Voice Locking.  I
think this will answer almost if not all of your questions.

In the meantime, you can simply toggle voice locking by issuing the

,----[ C-h k  control e d v  ]
|  control e d v  runs the command voice-lock-mode
|   which is an interactive compiled Lisp function in `voice-setup.el'.
| It is bound to  control e d v .
| (voice-lock-mode &optional ARG)
| Toggle Voice Lock mode.
| With arg, turn Voice Lock mode on if and only if arg is positive.
| This light-weight voice lock engine leverages work already done by
| font-lock.  Voicification is effective only if font lock is on.
| [back]

> Another question on pitch control, I would like to increase the pitch
> difference when cursoring character by character  through a line.
> Where are these options controled?

Hmmm.  Not sure on this one.  Not even sure it can be done.  Maybe
someone else can shed some light on this matter.

Robert D. Crawford                                      rdc1x@comcast.net

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