Emacspeak 97 --Emacspeak 5.0 Release Notes
This is to announce Emacspeak-97 (code named Tennessee)
--a major upgrade to my speech output extension to Emacs.
Emacspeak 95 (code named Illinois)
was released on the Internet in May 1995 as the first complete
speech interface to UNIX workstations.
The subsequent release, Emacspeak-96 (code named Egypt) made
available in May 1996 provided significant enhancements to the
interface. Emacspeak-97 (Tennessee) goes further in providing a true audio
Major enhancements in this release include:
... and a lot more ...
- Flexible user defined pronunciation dictionaries
- Ability to run emacspeak remotely
- Full support for speech style sheets as per the appendix to
the CSS1 specification from W3C.
- Speech support for the newly introduced widget libraries in Emacs
- A powerful table browsing mode
- A fluent speech interface to a spread sheet application
- Support for view-process-mode --a powerful front-end to UNIX ps
- Support for editing and maintaining bibtex databases with
- Support for the enhanced ediff package in Emacs 19.30 and later
- Support for RMAIL --the default Emacs mail reader.
Emacspeak 97 in conjunction with W3 3.0.XX provides a full implementation of
speech style sheets as per the CSS1.0 specification.
has been evolving rapidly. Emacspeak users are urged to upgrade to the newest
version of W3 as support for the older versions will gradually fall off.
As of W3 3.0, the speech support is integrated into W3; bug reports that are
specific to W3 and Emacspeak should be mailed to the author of W3
and copied to me.
Emacspeak 97 supports
DISMAL -- a powerful
spread sheet application.
As usual Emacspeak 97 comes with full source-level documentation; please use
the online help that is available.
Here is a link to the release notes for the previous major release,
Last modified: Fri Nov 22 13:38:20 1996