[bksvol-discuss] Re: my own questions about K1000

  • From: "Sarah Van Oosterwijck" <curiousentity@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 17:44:36 -0600

Thank you for clarifying.  I think perhaps the tech support person who said
SSIL didn't work anymore had forgotten that Windows 98 was the operating
system being discussed.

I have been trying to use either keynote software speech or the braille note
with Kurzweil without success.  It worked a few versions ago, but doesn't
work for me anymore even in Windows 98.  A friend of mine can't get her
DEC-Talk Express to work with Kurzweil version 9 in Windows 98.  Evidently
SSIL can work, but doesn't always.  Should we keep fighting to install our
problem synthesizers?

I am also happy to find that Kurzweil can use hardware synthesizers in
Windows 2000 and Xp when the manufacturers bother to make a 32 bit driver.

Sarah Van Oosterwijck

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stephen Baum" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 11:19 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: my own questions about K1000

> The K1000 will support SSIL, but only for Windows '95, '98, or Windows ME
> since its a 16 bit standard and isn't supported in operating systems that
> are based on NT, such as NT, 2000, and XP. On those operating systems, the
> K1000 will directly support a small set of hardware synthesizers,
> DECTalk Express, DoubleTalk, and TripleTalk. This is all described in
> Appendix C of the reference manual.
> Stephen
> At 11:53 AM 2/23/2005, you wrote:
> >I have been told, and found it to be true in my experience, that the
> >versions of Kurzweil aren't actually capable of using SSIL synthesizers
> >more.  I realize that the drivers don't exist for some of them for use in
> >XP, but it sounded like they wouldn't work in older versions of Windows
> >either, even though you are asked if you want to install one.  I don't
> >understand why they would say they don't work if they do, why they would
> >make them not work if there are drivers, or why if they don't work, why
> >installation would ask you if you wanted to install SSIL support for a
> >device.  Can anyone give me some enlightenment?
> >
> >How have you succeeded in using a double talk, and in what version of
> >Windows with what software?  Not that it really matters, since I don't
> >one.
> >
> >Sarah Van Oosterwijck
> >http://home.earthlink.net/~netentity/

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