Emacspeak FAQ --Why Auditory Icons
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bryan Smart)
To: raman (TV Raman)
Subject: Re: Emacspeak 3.52 released:
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 1995 19:34:18 -0400
Would you mind clarifying this for me?
Sound files? Why do I need .au files in order to use an externall synth
with a speech package? Are they for some internal speaker speech routine
The .au files are used by Emacspeak to produce "non-speech cues" if you have a
They are not essential for getting all the feedback you need; at the same
time, if your computer does have a soundcard, the sound cues make the
interface very interesting.
To give an example, when you open a file, you here a sound associated with
"opening an object", when you close a file, you hear another sound that is
associated with "closing an object" etc.
Last modified: Thu Jun 29 09:00:13 1995