Problems setting default speech rate in 3.0RC5

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Nolan Darilek

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Aug 6, 2010, 8:52:42 PM8/6/10
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I've received a few reports of this problem but couldn't ever duplicate
it until today, when I flashed my phone with a new ROM. Now I can always
duplicate it and can't seem to figure out how to fix it.

Using the latest TTS Extended service on Android 2.1, I try to set the
default speech rate to "very fast". I also check the box where my
settings override the defaults. I see, via logcat, that the default
speech rate is set to some reasonably high value, 180 or 200, but
whenever any text is spoken, the rate is always first set to 100.
Nothing I do changes this. Rebooting doesn't work. Reinstalling the
service hasn't either.

The next version of Spiel will strongly encourage the latest TTS
Extended as a dependency as bugs have been fixed which plagued earlier
versions of Spiel, causing speech to be jumbled and dequeued in the
wrong order, so I'd very much like to discuss a fix for this. Also, I'm
not the only one who has noticed, so it's definitely not an isolated
incident. Maybe most users aren't hitting this one because most users
don't use fast TTS, but this would seem to be a fairly major bug.

Thanks.
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Nolan Darilek

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Sep 7, 2010, 9:17:22 AM9/7/10
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Hello.

I never heard back on this, so mistakenly assumed that it was a
known/resolved issue that the next version would fix. So I was rather
disappointed when I upgraded my TTS Service from the market last night
and noticed that I could still duplicate this bug. The service does not
seem to use my speech rate settings. I set the rate to "Very fast," and
nothing short of unchecking the checkbox to override settings and
manually setting a faster rate via code gets speech to talk faster. The
preference persists, but like clockwork speech gets reset to 100 WPM
each time. I've duplicated this with both free engines, so it isn't
limited to Pico.

This is under Android 2.1. I'd really appreciate feedback on this. How
should I be filing such issues so they are looked into? Posting on the
list wouldn't seem to be the best way.

Thanks.

On 08/06/2010 07:52 PM, Nolan Darilek wrote:
> I've received a few reports of this problem but couldn't ever duplicate
> it until today, when I flashed my phone with a new ROM. Now I can always
> duplicate it and can't seem to figure out how to fix it.
>
> Using the latest TTS Extended service on Android 2.1, I try to set the
> default speech rate to "very fast". I also check the box where my
> settings override the defaults. I see, via logcat, that the default
> speech rate is set to some reasonably high value, 180 or 200, but
> whenever any text is spoken, the rate is always first set to 100.
> Nothing I do changes this. Rebooting doesn't work. Reinstalling the
> service hasn't either.
>
> The next version of Spiel will strongly encourage the latest TTS
> Extended as a dependency as bugs have been fixed which plagued earlier
> versions of Spiel, causing speech to be jumbled and dequeued in the
> wrong order, so I'd very much like to discuss a fix for this. Also, I'm
> not the only one who has noticed, so it's definitely not an isolated
> incident. Maybe most users aren't hitting this one because most users
> don't use fast TTS, but this would seem to be a fairly major bug.
>
> Thanks.
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greg

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Sep 7, 2010, 10:00:25 AM9/7/10
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I haven't explored speech rate other than changing the rate in the
phone settings. However concerning reporting possible bugs, see the
Android issue tracker at http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/list
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Nolan Darilek

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Sep 7, 2010, 10:15:22 AM9/7/10
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On 09/07/2010 09:00 AM, greg wrote:
> I haven't explored speech rate other than changing the rate in the
> phone settings. However concerning reporting possible bugs, see the
> Android issue tracker at http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/list
>

So is the default issue tracker for Android where bugs against the TTS
Extended service should be reported? Since it is a component of the
eyes-free project, which has its own Google Code project, how such
things are handled is a bit unclear from my perspective.

Thanks.
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