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Alternatives to orca?

just wondering if there is an alternative to using the orca software for text-to-speech...I'd like to be able to highlight the text that I want read aloud. If thats possible with orca, forgive me for ...
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Orca not reading webpages neither in firefox or chromium in ubuntu

I am trying to learn to use Orca Screen Reader in Ubuntu 13.10, but even it seems to work on the desktop, when I enter firefox or chromium to read a website, it reads the address, says "document went ...
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What speech service does Orca Screen Reader use?

What speech service does Orca Screen Reader use? Is there any API to access it from an application? Like: function talk (text) { /* convert text to speech */ } ...or maybe via bash commands? talk ...
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How to Get Festival to Show up In Orca

I'm a bit new to Linux/Ubuntu, but I believe I have a good feel for the system. I'm currently trying to change the voice synthesizer for the Orca screen reading software on Vinux, as the default ...
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How to stop Ubuntu from talking to me?

The title may sound silly, but on Ubuntu 13.10, I'm getting frequent audible notifications using text to speech. Is this the "speech dispatcher" and how can I disable it?
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Cannot find Orca GUI based settings manager on Ubuntu 13.04

I use Ubuntu 13.04. I found Orca could initialized in Universal Access, but I cannot find its GUI based settings manager. I can't even start its settings manager via the command orca --setup or with ...
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How do I disable the speaking of “link” after reading a hyperlink in Orca?

I am trying to find out whether it is possible to disable the feature in Gnome-Orca, that speaks 'link' after reading text that is a link. It is kinda frustrating to listen to Orca read a sentence, ...
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How do I stop Orca Screen Reader?

I accidentally opened Orca Screen Reader from the Dash when I was trying to open Screenshot. Now everything I type or click on is spoken out loud. How do I make it stop? For reference, here is a ...
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how read documents (pdf, docx, etc) using orca in lubuntu 12.10

Hello I had installed Orca in lubuntu 12.10. But when i open it i just get the container box with tabs for preferences, help, about, exit. How do i make it read documents? I want to read a pdf ...
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Python-Speechd?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10, am fooling around with some Python code. In earlier releases, I used to be able to do: import speechd And now I get that the module does not exist. It also tells ...
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Is it possible to have Orca speak the laptop battery status?

I have been studying Ubuntu 12.04 for a while. If everything works fine, I would like to switch to it from Windows 7. I have searched the net on the way to check battery status with Orca but i not yet ...
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No Orca magnification in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm a visually impaired Linux/Ubuntu newbie. I've installed 12.04 from a live CD and have the Orca screen reader running at start up. Speech works fine but there is no magnification. When I open Orca ...
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How To Set Up Orca Screen Reader?

I'm helping a friend of mine set up an Ubuntu environment for school, but he requires special software that reads things out loud because of his dyslexia. Now, I immediately knew that Orca should do ...
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“Screen-Reader tool Orca” and extendable/customizable functionality in Ubuntu?

Here is what i want to do: I want to put/run Orca as an idle process in background after booting into Ubuntu. (No problem there so far.) Now when I open up a text file or website in my [web]browser; ...
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Orca screen reader

I tried to run 11.10 on my desktop, and couldn't get Orca screen reader to read desktop screen without using the mouse. My wife is totally blind and has trouble using the mouse to find icons. ...
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How do I restart Orca?

Orca has been crashing a lot lately.. and I don't know how to restart it. Is there any way to do this from the command line? I cannot find Orca anywhere in the main menu.
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On-screen keyboard shows up on resume [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the on-screen keyboard in the unlock screen? I recently got Ubuntu 11.10 and I was looking through the programs and saw Onboard and didn't know what is ...
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How do I disable the on-screen keyboard in the unlock screen?

Somehow, I activated the on-screen keyboard (Onboard) in the unlock screen and I can't deactivate it now. I've restarted the computer, but it's still there in the unlock screen. How can I deactivate ...
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How do I stop orca from starting up on login?

Orca keeps starting up after system starting, and im not able to find it in "Startup Applications". How to stop it??
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Where do I find Orca in Ubuntu Classic

Where do I find Orca in Ubuntu Classic?
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Does Ocra screen reader come on Edubuntu by default?

I am working with visually impaired children in Kenya and would like to know if Orca screen reader comes with Edubuntu and whether it would work with the various educational packages on Edubuntu. ...
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How to stop Orca from running when I open sound preferences?

I have this bizarre problem. whenever I open sound preferences from indicator-sound in natty the orca speech-dispatcher runs in a terminal in a loop mode. I cannot close the terminal neither can I ...
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Festival on Orca?

I tried installing Festival from Synaptic to use it with Orca, but it did not show up on Orca's speech synthesizer list. I installed the following packages: festival festival-freebsoft-utils ...