My Dectalk Express says "space" before speaking each character as I type
A: This means that you have a Dectalk Express that has old firmware.
Other symptoms of old firmware include:
The initial release of the Dectalk Express firmware is dated July 1994, the
second release is dated October 1994.
Both these releases had bugs which have since been fixed.
The newest firmware release is dated Mar 1995.
You can check the firmware version you have by
executing Emacspeak command
emacspeak-zap-dtk (normally bound to C-e d z )
and sending the string "[:version speak]".
- Index marks are incorrectly processed by the Express.
As a consequence, sometimes you will hear Emacspeak speak just the first
clause of a long sentence.
- When speaking single characters, the express will say "space" each time before speaking the letter.
If you indeed have out-dated firmware, you should request
an upgrade diskette from Digital
(Anne Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org).
Note: Please do not send me email asking for an upgrade disk to fix this