[Blindapple] Doubletalk LT

Aaron Howell aaron at kitten.net.au
Thu Dec 2 16:14:54 EST 2004

The only way I can think of that this might work is if you were trying to use it on a 2c as a cricket.
I did try hooking my doubletalk lt up to my 2gs and starting both textalker and scat, and neither of them found it
(I didn't actually mess around with the speed of the serial port or anything in the control panel, maybe it can be made to work, but I really doubt it except on a 2c).
On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 02:59:38PM -0500, Jayson Smith wrote:
> Hi,
> I assume you're talking about the Doubletalk Lite?  This is a serial speech
> synthesizer.  I think when you turn it on it says "Doubletalk Ready".  As
> far as I know, there is no way to use it with Textalker.  It is designed to
> be used over a serial port, such as with a DOS or Windows screen reader.
> You could probably use it as a talking printer on an Apple or something, but
> as far as I know, nobody ever wrote a program for the Apple to use a remote
> serial device as a speech synthesizer.  Hope this helps.
> Also, the Doubletalk products are made by RC Systems, not Raised Dot.
> Jayson.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tony Baechler" <tony at baechler.net>
> To: <blindapple at jaybird.no-ip.info>
> Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 1:52 PM
> Subject: [Blindapple] Doubletalk LT
> > Hello list.  I saw in an old Raised Dot Computing newsletter that the
> > Doubletalk LT can be used with the PC or Apple II.  I have one sitting
> > around here which I am no longer using.  I have the standard Echo cards of
> > course, but the Doubletalk does have better speech quality.  How do I set
> > this up to work with my Apple?  Currently, my Apple IIe is in storage and
> > is impossible to get to, but I hope to have an IIgs one of these days.
> Can
> > anyone elaborate on Textalker compatibility specifically with the LT?  I
> > know that the internal card has an Echo emulation mode, but I was not
> aware
> > that the external unit had this.  However, the newsletter was clear in
> that
> > the LT would work and is compatible with the Echo II.  More details on
> this
> > would be very appreciated.
> >
> > Also, I understand that I need special software to use the
> > Doubletalk.  Where can I obtain it?  Did RDC make this or was it from some
> > other source?  I did see on the Bex disk something which apparently loads
> > if using the Doubletalk but there were no details.  More on this would be
> > appreciated too.  Thanks very much.
> >
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