[bct] Re: Speach synthesisers

  • From: "Neal Ewers" <neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 15:50:59 -0600

So, we see that once again, Larry has created something of extreme
importance.  It's not the first time either.


-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Phil Vlasak
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 3:32 PM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Re: Speach synthesisers

Hi Frank,
I remember that Larry created a program named Port.exe that would test
each com and lpt port to find out which one had the external synthesizer
attached to it. You just ran it and hit enter until the synthesizer
talked and it said which port was working. smiles, Phil

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Frank/Joyce Brown" <fb0055@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 9:56 AM
Subject: [bct] Re: Speach synthesisers

> Hello Dan and list,
> I've had success using Window Eyes, a laptop computer and a Dectalk
> I use a serial to usb converter.  The trick is to find the corect com 
> that the computer asigns to it.  Dectalk Express didn't work at first 
> so I
> in the synthasizers property sheet in the Wineyes control pannel.  The

> default for Dectalk Express was com 3.  But I also noticed that there 
> were more than four com ports listed.  There was also a com 5 6 7 and 
> 8 listed. Just for grins I changed from com 3 to 5 and Dectalk started

> working.  I have no idea why.  I've disconnected my Usb hub to take my

> computer with
> on a trip and when I came back home and reconnected my Usb hub Dectalk

> didn't work.  This time the computer had assigned it to com 6.  The 
> point
> all this is to check all your com ports and make sure the device isn't

> hidingsomewhere you don't expect it to be.  HTH.
> Frank Brown
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