[Blindapple] Doubletalk LT
ratguy at bellsouth.net
Thu Dec 2 16:19:32 EST 2004
Actually, I don't think even a 2C would work. From what I understand, even
with the Cricket, what is sent out the serial port is control signals for
the synthesizer, not strait Ascii text. If strait Ascii text were sent,
there'd be no reason to load all of the big Textalker program into the
----- Original Message -----
From: "Aaron Howell" <aaron at kitten.net.au>
To: "Blind Apple Discussions" <blindapple at jaybird.no-ip.info>
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 4:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Blindapple] Doubletalk LT
> 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
> > synthesizer. I think when you turn it on it says "Doubletalk Ready".
> > far as I know, there is no way to use it with Textalker. It is designed
> > 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,
> > as far as I know, nobody ever wrote a program for the Apple to use a
> > 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
> > > course, but the Doubletalk does have better speech quality. How do I
> > > this up to work with my Apple? Currently, my Apple IIe is in storage
> > > 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?
> > > 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
> > > other source? I did see on the Bex disk something which apparently
> > > if using the Doubletalk but there were no details. More on this would
> > > appreciated too. Thanks very much.
> > >
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