Well, I was able to do that in vmware with help of a friend who wrote a
fake braile n' speak in python that used espeak.
The problem is it was running on COM8, and while for screen readers you
could force the installer to go to com8 for the synth, dosbox's config
only will accept com1-4. It's really sad, since running it in vmware
doesn't really work well - no FM emulation for soundblaster, so you're
not going to be playing midis on it, pc speaker emulation, thanks to
microsoft, also doesn't work on newer OS's, etc. Dosbox doesn't have
those issues and it's faster overall, and if an application is going too
fast you can actually slow it down, which you can't do with vmware. I
wonder though since both dosbox and espeak are open source, wouldn't
there be a way to incorporate the espeak dll into it and emulate the
serial port internaly? This could also possibly allow for cross-platform
support since espeak is both on windows, linux and mac.. so
On 2011-10-09 09:32, shaun everiss wrote:
its a pitty we couldn't have something that simulates a serial port,
then have something like espeak, or sapi or even nvda be routed to
that port, sapi would be real good.
but what would you need for that I wander.
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