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

  • From: Stephen Baum <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 09:04:22 -0500

Hi Sarah.

Why don't you are your friend send me an email directly, describing the problems, and the various failed solutions. I can forward that to someone who can help.


At 06:44 PM 2/23/2005, you wrote:
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 http://home.earthlink.net/~netentity/

----- 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, including > 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 latest > >versions of Kurzweil aren't actually capable of using SSIL synthesizers any > >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 the > >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 have > >one. > > > >Sarah Van Oosterwijck > >http://home.earthlink.net/~netentity/ > >

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