[Kde-accessibility] String replacer

Gary Cramblitt garycramblitt at comcast.net
Sun Jan 9 16:53:23 CET 2005

On Sunday 09 January 2005 05:58 am, Mikolaj Machowski wrote:
> Hello,
> Updated CVS and tried string replacer.
> Good news: works for most crucial problem of Polish voice - unspeakable
> characters.
> Bad news: doesn't work for phrases.

Filters are not yet functional in kttsd, only in the kttsmgr gui, so it is a 
mystery how it worked at all!  Please wait a few more days and try again.

> I am also questioning way of implementation: the most natural way for
> spreading filters will be placing them on kde-apps, private pages, kttsd
> page or maybe even distribute with kttsd (or with other programs, KNode
> for example could add Usenet shortcuts filter). But I tried to do that,
> and filters gone 'mad'. Descriptions were changed, couldn't remove
> filters in GUI (remove button was greyed out), some descriptions
> vanished.

You didn't explain what you tried to do, so its hard to guess what "gone 
'mad'" means.

Filters are plugins, so it should be possible for other programmers to write 
their own.  If properly written and installed, they are automatically 

For sharing of "word lists", I'm planning "load/save" buttons in the String 
Replacer GUI, so you can share lists of words with other users.  It may even 
be possible to integrate KdeNewStuff, but that's thinking farther ahead than 
time allows right now.

> Please, make it more like Konq's service menus - each time kttsd is
> scanning directory/directories, checks which filters are enabled and
> execute them. That will probably slow down start up, but will make kttsd
> much more flexible.

I think that is overkill, but you can file a wish at bugs.kde.org.

Please keep in mind that Filters are a brand new capability, still under 
development.  It is even possible they may be disabled for KDE 3.4 release if 
we can't get them working reliably before the cutoff at the end of this 

Gary Cramblitt (aka PhantomsDad)
KDE Text-to-Speech Maintainer

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