[sword-devel] One of those weird ideas....
dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 18 04:14:06 MST 2007
Another weird idea, allow for transliteration into braille. Probably
won't give the proper tactile response unless printed to a braille
On Sep 17, 2007, at 4:51 PM, peter wrote:
> I am at the moment trying to set up a laptop for a blind member of our
> One of the wonderful things here is obviously the festival support
> comes with gnomesword - Karl, thank you! - which gave me an idea for a
> new feature - would it be possible for a module to contain sound
> files -
> just as some now contain images?
> I could imagine a commentary where each sound file is associated to
> passage coming in really useful for a) for general use associating
> already recorded sermons, lectures etc to biblical text and b)
> specifically as a help for the blind.
> I would think that it should be relatively straight forward (not
> being a
> programmer makes all things appear straight forward :-) ) to have a
> launch e.g. totem or whatever other pre-existing media player is
> associated with a particular filetype.
> The advantages over the existing festival support is the natural voice
> of a recording, the ability to make use of music etc and the
> possibility to import existing taped sermon collections etc. The
> disadvantage is obviously the loss of granularity and generality -
> Festival can read each individual verse and could be used to read
> type of module, irrespective of whether it is recorded or not.
> Festival is obviously not available for many languages.
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