[DECtalk], Re: DECTALK 101

  • From: "Sean Randall" <shwatscoff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 18:04:35 +0100

fun, fun, fun!
My favorite three words ;)
Sean.

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From: <Dectalk@xxxxxxx>
To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <Bickconctr@xxxxxxx>
Sent: 20 August 2003 16:24
Subject: [DECtalk], Re: DECTALK 101


> I'm copying Corine who is my co-worker at Fonix.  We all know the software
> versions basically suck.  They have me on it and I gave them samples of
both
> hardware and software versions so they could hear the drastic drop in
quality.
> What happened was they had a turn over in staff who haven't worked with
the
> hardware version.  So they at first couldn't understand what I was talking
about.
>  But I think they tracked down the bug for the next release.  I haven't
heard
> the latest fix, so I don't know if they found the problem.  I love the
> hardware version myself.
> Anyway, Fonix is looking for some blind listeners for fast speech rate
> listening.  Personally I wish they would fix the regular rate before
worrying about
> the faster rates for the blind, but I can't control what they do.  But if
> anyone on this list is blind and would like to test, let me know and I'll
pass it
> along.
>
> Also, I have a Dectalk game I'd like to popose to this list.  I have 900
song
> files that need converting so they all work on the software version.
> Basicalyy the "Y" needs to now be "YX" with the acception of "YU".  And I
have a few
> "<<" and ">>" instead of "<" and ">".  I have a friend trying to fix my
files,
> but he has very little time.  So I'm thinking that if a few of you are
> interested, we could divide up the work and turn it into a race or
something.  We
> would have to think of a prize or something, but if you all love Dectalk,
this
> could be fun!
>
>
> SNOOPI
>
>
> In a message dated 8/19/2003 6:25:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> nick6489@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
> Thank god!  Finally, some one who is helping with the newer dectalks.
It's
> taken long enough.  If you have a sample of the old dectalk sounded like,
> that's what You guys should be going for in the next release.  Dectalk
> sounds absolutely nothing like it should these days.  Thanks, and hoping
for
> the best dectalk release since 4.2C,
> Nick
> P.P.S.  You can contact me off-list to explain a little bit of what I and
> many others think it should sound like.
>     P.P.S
>     Try to work out a deal with Freedom Scientific, please?  .
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sean Randall" <shwatscoff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 4:46 PM
> Subject: [DECtalk], Re: DECTALK 101
>
>
> > I'd love any files you have, snooppy.
> > I'm always interested in collecting.
> > file-reception@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > with any attachments, if you can send any, please!
> > Thanks!
> > Sean.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <Dectalk@xxxxxxx>
> > To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: 19 August 2003 21:08
> > Subject: [DECtalk], DECTALK 101
> >
> >
> > > Hi gang!  I signed up for this list awhile back but didn't get
anything
> > until
> > > today, so I'm excited!  I have no clue if my introduction even went
out,
> > so
> > > let me do it again.
> > > My name is Snoopi Botten and I have worked with Dectalk since 1989.  I
> > have
> > > well over 900 songs files for Dectalk, 2 CD's of music and one
> > instructional CD
> > > on how to program Dectalk to sing.  I call the instructional CD
"Dectalk
> > > 101", and it comes with a bio of Dennis Klatt who invented Dectalk.
> > >
> > > I'm so glad to finally be getting this list because I've always wanted
> to
> > > meet other Dectalk users.  Plus I work for Fonix, I'm helping with the
> new
> > > Dectalk upgrade.
> > >
> > > I hope to get to know you guys, trade files, and answer questions.
> > >
> > >
> > > SNOOPI
> > >
> > >
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