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== Current status ==
 
== Current status ==
 
* Targeted release: 0.96
 
* Targeted release: 0.96
* Last updated:  
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* Last updated: 21 Nov 2011
* Percentage of completion:
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* Percentage of completion: 80%
  
 
== Detailed Description ==
 
== Detailed Description ==
A few activities implement Text to Speech, but Sugar itself has a feature not fully implemented to do text to speech in Sugar.
 
  
Most of the code is already done. Currently, if the user select a text in any activity, and press Alt+Shift+S, in shell.log you can see:
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The feature add a service to provide text to speech, and a device in the frame to configure pitch and velocity.
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A already reserved alt-shift-s key stroke say the selected text in any activity.
  
1321360323.039468 DEBUG root: _key_pressed_cb: 39 9 <alt><shift>s
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The actual implementation does not add any new dependency, and a initial version has been sent to sugar-devel for review.
1321360323.090568 DEBUG root: owner_change_cb
 
1321360323.090857 DEBUG root: Clipboard.add_object
 
1321360323.093460 DEBUG root: ClipboardTray: 1 was added
 
1321360323.094790 DEBUG root: KeyHandler._primary_selection_cb: 'hola'
 
1321360323.099433 DEBUG root: Asking for target text/rtf.
 
1321360323.100389 ERROR dbus.proxies: Introspect error on org.laptop.Speech:/org/laptop/Speech: dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.laptop.Speech was not provided by any .service files
 
1321360323.100704 DEBUG dbus.proxies: Executing introspect queue due to error
 
1321360323.102645 ERROR root: An error occurred with the ESpeak service: DBusException(dbus.String(u'The name org.laptop.Speech was not provided by any .service files'),)
 
  
We already have the code to implement text to speech in Read, Memorize and Speak activities.
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=== Old information: ===
 
 
A device should be implemented in the frame, to enable the user to select pitch and velocity.
 
 
 
=== More information: ===
 
  
 
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Speech_Server
 
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Speech_Server

Revision as of 00:01, 22 November 2011


Summary

When the user press Alt+Shift+S the currently selected text should be said by the computer.

Owner

Current status

  • Targeted release: 0.96
  • Last updated: 21 Nov 2011
  • Percentage of completion: 80%

Detailed Description

The feature add a service to provide text to speech, and a device in the frame to configure pitch and velocity. A already reserved alt-shift-s key stroke say the selected text in any activity.

The actual implementation does not add any new dependency, and a initial version has been sent to sugar-devel for review.

Old information:

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Speech_Server

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Speech_synthesis

Tickets:

A GSOC project from Hemant Goyal worked in this area, related links:

  1. Google Summer of Code Logs ‐ http://wiki.laptop.org/index.php?title=User:Hemant_goyal
  2. python‐dotconf – parser for the dot.conf configuration file ‐ http://code.google.com/p/python‐dotconf/
  3. pydotconf API documentation ‐ http://www.nsitonline.in/hemant/stuff/python‐dotconf/docs/
  4. speech‐dispatcher RPM packages for OLPC ‐ http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=6374
  5. python‐dotconf RPM packages for OLPC – http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=6527
  6. Patches for sugar ‐ http://dev.laptop.org/git?p=users/hemantgoyal/speech;a=summary
  7. speechd python API ‐ http://cvs.freebsoft.org/repository/speechd/src/python/speechd/client.py?view=markup
  8. Active dev.laptop.org TRAC tickets relevant to the project
    1. Inclusion of speech‐dispatcher packages ‐ http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/7906
    2. Inclusion of python‐dotconf packages ‐ http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/7907
    3. Integration of speech‐synthesis into Sugar ‐ http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/7911
    4. Speech Device Icon Review ‐ http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/7911
  9. Listen n Spell ‐ http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Listen_and_Spell
  10. Read Etexts http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Read_Etexts

Benefit to Sugar

Text to speech is a good feature to kids, when they are learning to read, and to kids with disabilities

Scope

The change is isolated.

UI Design

I propose use de default language now, and only expose controls to set pitch and velocity. In a later change, we can implement have more than one language enabled, and a switch to change it.

The UI will be a device in the frame, with the needed controls in the palette.

How To Test

Features/Global Text To Speech/Testing

User Experience

Dependencies

We already include all the needed dependencies.

Contingency Plan

Documentation

Release Notes

Comments and Discussion