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Hello guys!
Does emacspeak have graphical interface like menus to access functions, or is it fully command-line controlled?

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Neither. It's all controlled inside of Emacs itself.

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Hi,

Are you specifically looking for a menu of emacspeak functions, or a menu of emacs functions? If you're looking for Emacs, you can hit f10 to get a menu bar type thing, which Emacspeak will read.

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Hello guys!
If I use espeak, does the voice change feature work? I do not know exactly how it works because I've only heard of it, so I can not explain it very well.

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How do you even launch eMacSpeak? I installed it with $ sudo apt-get install emacspeak, and followed the installation instructions, but I can't figure out how to run it.

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With eSpeak, the voice change functions will /not/ work. To launch emacspeak, load the /emacspeak/lisp/emacspeak-setup.el file into emacs.

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Also, how do you change the speech rate of Python eSpeak used to run RS Games?
I sort of gave up on eMacSpeak as Orca seems to be working fine right now, so I don't know how much benefit I would gain from using another screen reader.

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Re:RS Games, you don't, unless you can either edit your speech-dispatcher configuration's default rate, or change it in the RSG Python source code... At least, IIRC, it's using speech-dispatcher? I don't remember.

re:running Emacspeak, they don't recommend using the package manager version, as it tends to be woefully outdated. It  would probably be best to clone the git repository for it and make/run it from there. I can try this on a fresh system if you'd like?

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