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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:27 pm 
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You can download a trial version of JAWS (Job Access With Speech), which will work for 40 minutes per session, from Freedom Scientific. It works with numerous interpreters.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:51 pm 
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Thanks, good idea. Although I think the JAWS demo version stops working after a month,
or so I'm told.


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I have been doing lots of research, and there appears to be very strong evidence that WinFrotzTTS has been confused with another program with a similar name which is in fact malware.

The suggestion of this has come up repeatedly with various websites and links.

Not saying it is a virus, but there is probably enough of a red flag on it to make people concerned.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:42 pm 
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Programs such as Narrator and NV Access don't seem to understand the Gargoyle text format.

Seems strange, since all it is is text within a window.

I haven't tried JAWS yet, but it seems to me that there should be an easy fix for this.

Does anyone have any ideas?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:31 pm 
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As prevtenet said earlier: Gargoyle does its own text rendering, so it's really displaying a bitmap image in a window.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:05 pm 
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Okay, is there a comprehensive list of interpreters anywhere?

From what I can tell, Frotz, Gargoyle, DosBox, and that Filfre are the only ones,
perhaps there are others?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:31 pm 
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zarf wrote:
As prevtenet said earlier: Gargoyle does its own text rendering, so it's really displaying a bitmap image in a window.


Yes, but I also noticed that you can cut and paste from Gargoyle into other formats, and it becomes regular text.

So I thought there might be a way to change this to text within the program itself, but maybe not.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:16 am 
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Oh, there are plenty. Frotz, Rezrov, Nitfol, Filfre, Gnusto, Bocfel, Parchment, Quixe, Glulxe, Git, Incant, Zoom, Spatterlight...I'd suggest a command-line one, like Bocfel, might be best for TTS compatibility.

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Bocfel source code is available as some sort of 100 KB tar.gz file, but that is useless.

It appears the only way of running Bocfel is within Gargoyle, but I suppose its still some
sort of bitmap graphical text so this isn't a fix, unfortunately.

Unless you know of another way to use the source code to actually run itself.


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Bocfel is a Glk interpreter and can be compiler with any Glk library, such as cheapglk.


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