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Speech(3)						User Contributed Perl Documentation						 Speech(3)

Mac::Speech - Provide interface to PlainTalk (Speech Manager) SYNOPSIS
use Mac::Speech; DESCRIPTION
Access to Inside Macintosh is essential for proper use of these functions. Explanations of terms, processes and procedures are provided there. Any attempt to use these functions without guidance can cause severe errors in your machine, including corruption of data. You have been warned. Variables %Voice The %Voice hash will return the index to the first voice whose name matches the given text. Constants kTextToSpeechSynthType kTextToSpeechVoiceType kTextToSpeechVoiceFileType kTextToSpeechVoiceBundleType Speech Types. kNoEndingProsody kNoSpeechInterrupt kPreflightThenPause Synthesizer flags. kImmediate kEndOfWord kEndOfSentence Where to stop. kNeuter kMale kFemale Genders. Types VoiceDescription Voice Description Record. long length size of structure--set by application VoiceSpec voice voice synthesizer and ID info long version version number of voice Str63 name name of voice Str255 comment text information about voice short gender neuter, male, or female short age approximate age in years short script script code of text voice can process short language language code of voice output short region region code of voice output VoiceSpec Voice Specification Record. OSType creator ID of required synthesizer OSType id ID of voice on the synthesizer Functions SpeechManagerVersion CountVoices GetIndVoice INDEX GetVoiceDescription VOICE NewSpeechChannel VOICE DisposeSpeechChannel CHAN SpeakString S SpeakText CHAN, TEXT SpeakBuffer CHAN, TEXT, CONTROLFLAGS StopSpeech CHAN StopSpeechAt CHAN, WHERETOSTOP PauseSpeechAt CHAN, WHERETOPAUSE ContinueSpeech CHAN SpeechBusy SpeechBusySystemWide SetSpeechRate CHAN, RATE GetSpeechRate CHAN SetSpeechPitch CHAN, PITCH GetSpeechPitch CHAN TextToPhonemes CHAN, TEXT SpeechToFile CHAN, PATH Set speech channel CHAN to output to file PATH. AUTHOR
Written by Matthias Ulrich Neeracher <>. Currently maintained by Chris Nandor <>. perl v5.16.2 2013-08-25 Speech(3)

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ubt -- USB Bluetooth driver SYNOPSIS
ubt* at uhub? port ? configuration ? interface ? DESCRIPTION
The ubt driver provides support for USB Bluetooth dongles to the Bluetooth protocol stack. USB Bluetooth dongles provide two interfaces, both of which the ubt driver claims. The second interface is used for Isochronous data and will have several alternate configurations regarding bandwidth consumption, which can be set using the hw.ubtN.config sysctl(8) variable. The number of alternate configurations is indicated by the value in the hw.ubtN.alt_config variable, and the isoc frame size for the current configuration is shown in the hw.ubtN.sco_rxsize and hw.ubtN.sco_txsize variables. By default, configuration 0 is selected, which means that no bandwidth is used on the Isochronous interface and no SCO data can be sent. Consult the Bluetooth USB specification at for complete instructions on setting bandwidth consumption. The fol- lowing extract may be useful as a general guidance though details may differ between manufacturers. 0 No active voice channels 1 One voice channel with 8-bit encoding 2 Two voice channels with 8-bit encoding, or one voice channel with 16-bit encoding. 3 Three voice channels with 8-bit encoding 4 Two voice channels with 16-bit encoding 5 Three voice channels with 16-bit encoding SEE ALSO
bluetooth(4), uhub(4), sysctl(8) HISTORY
This ubt device driver was originally a character device written by David Sainty and Lennart Augustsson. It was rewritten to support socket based Bluetooth access for NetBSD 4.0 by Iain Hibbert. CAVEATS
Isochronous data is seemingly not well supported over USB in the current system and to get SCO working, you may have to calculate the SCO packet size that the stack will use. This is the sco_mtu value reported by the btconfig(8) command, and when combined with the SCO header (3 bytes) should fit exactly into an integer number of Isochronous data frames where the frame size is indicated by the 'hw.ubtN.sco_txsize' sysctl variable. For example: I want one voice channel (which is all that is supported, for now) so am using configuration #2, with a frame length of 17 bytes. This gives possible values of: (17 * 1) - 3 = 14 (17 * 2) - 3 = 31 (17 * 3) - 3 = 48 (17 * 4) - 3 = 65 (17 * 5) - 3 = 82 etc. btconfig(8) shows the maximum SCO payload as 64 bytes, so I am using the next smaller size of 48, to minimize the overhead of the 3 header bytes. The SCO packet size can be changed using the 'scomtu' option to btconfig(8). The failure mode is that the USB Bluetooth dongle locks up though generally removal/reinsertion will clear the problem. BUGS
The Isochronous configuration can only be changed when the device is not marked up. BSD
August 27, 2006 BSD
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