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    #221  
    Quote Originally Posted by shinebar View Post
    Now & next always show the same Street, did you happen to mix up the variables?

    Thanks a lot for your work
    Danny
    Sorry, I retested and you are right. I Messed up the variables. I will fix it and have a second version of the skin.
    But I will not have a chance to post it before Monday.
    I also will put the skins in the git repository and it will be the default for the next package.

    HaPe
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    Quote Originally Posted by HaPe View Post
    Ps Here a screenshot of the skin that hux send me. Thanks.
    Oh, wasn't me who sent the skin.

    But I can confirm that I tried the de_DE language file and exactly that one is NOT working/installing. Besides that, with just the espeak package, I hear someone talking once I planned a route. Can't understand the voice, and this is the only time I hear something. No voice commands for turning etc. follow that initial voice. So to the other guys who told me without a language pack, it would be english by default - no, doesn't seem so.
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    #223  
    Quote Originally Posted by fengfengw View Post
    It is my bad. I copied the file again and the skin works very well. Just love it. I am wondering if the volume of the voice could be louder?
    If you want to take a shot at fixing it yourself, edit the file:

    /media/cryptofs/apps/usr/palm/applications/org.webosinternals.espeak/espeak

    This is the content of mine after I touched it up:

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    #!/bin/sh
    
    APP_DIR=/media/cryptofs/apps/usr/palm/applications/org.webosinternals.espeak
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$APP_DIR/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    
    #ESPEAK_SINK=pnavigation
    #ESPEAK_VOICE=de
    
    ( echo "$1" | $APP_DIR/bin/espeak --path $APP_DIR/share --stdout -v ${ESPEAK_VOICE:-en} -a 200 -p 75 -s 140 | paplay -d ${ESPEAK_SINK:-pdefaultapp} )&
    I added the three command line switches, based on docs at the espeak web site, eSpeak Speech Synthesizer

    -a 200 (sets amplitude/volume, default=100)

    -p 75 (sets pitch, default=50) I'm still trying to find the one that I prefer.

    -s 140 (sets the speed in words per minute, default=170) I slowed it down a little, because I thought that it talked too fast to comprehend the street names in it's synthetic voice.

    I haven't driven with it since I made these changes, but I think they will work much better than the current defaults.....
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    #224  
    I added the three command line switches, based on docs at the espeak web site, eSpeak Speech Synthesizer

    -a 200 (sets amplitude/volume, default=100)

    -p 75 (sets pitch, default=50) I'm still trying to find the one that I prefer.

    -s 140 (sets the speed in words per minute, default=170) I slowed it down a little, because I thought that it talked too fast to comprehend the street names in it's synthetic voice.
    @Vreihen: THANKS! Now I can hear my Pre when I am driving

    @HaPe: Could you put change at least the volume setting in the package to a=200? By default it isn`t loud enough.

    Marcel
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    #225  
    Quote Originally Posted by mgmft View Post
    @Vreihen: THANKS! Now I can hear my Pre when I am driving

    @HaPe: Could you put change at least the volume setting in the package to a=200? By default it isn`t loud enough.
    No problem. That's the beauty of open-source software.

    What I originally went into that script to do was insert 0.75 seconds of either dead air or a subtle "bing" before every announcement. My vehicle's Bluetooth receiver (Motorola T-605) drops the first ~0.5 seconds of every announcement if the Pre is making a cold Bluetooth connection, ie: Pandora or another music app not already playing on the Bluetooth connection. (Sprint Navigation's announcements are also cut off by this.) If there is a way to insert a ~0.5 second delay into the distribution package, it would be really appreciated.....
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    #226  
    Quote Originally Posted by mgmft View Post
    @HaPe: Could you put change at least the volume setting in the package to a=200? By default it isn`t loud enough.
    yes will do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vreihen View Post
    No problem. That's the beauty of open-source software.

    What I originally went into that script to do was insert 0.75 seconds of either dead air or a subtle "bing" before every announcement. My vehicle's Bluetooth receiver (Motorola T-605) drops the first ~0.5 seconds of every announcement if the Pre is making a cold Bluetooth connection, ie: Pandora or another music app not already playing on the Bluetooth connection. (Sprint Navigation's announcements are also cut off by this.) If there is a way to insert a ~0.5 second delay into the distribution package, it would be really appreciated.....
    I have no idea how. If you find a solution I have no problem to add it.
    There is also a other problem in the current script.
    You will hear two one on the other If a second announcement is sent out by Navit before the first is ended.
    I would be happy if someone find a good solution that the second script call is waiting until the espeak background task of the first one is finished .

    HaPe
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    #228  
    I put a new version online and updated the post => http://forums.precentral.net/showthr...98#post2375298

    V100502:
    - new navit version (e.g. you can now delete bookmarks)
    - new skin (if you are updating from an older version you need to delete the xml files in .app-storage/file_.media.cryptofs.apps.usr.palm.applications.org.webosinternals.navit_0/ on the Pre usb drive)
    - new espeak version
    - added switch -a 200 to the espeak call (max volume)
    - added an autozoom on/off switch to Navits seetings menu (thanks to Kunz for the tip Navit für den Pre? )
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    #229  
    Quote Originally Posted by HaPe View Post
    I have no idea how. If you find a solution I have no problem to add it.
    I put the following line onto the espeak script, right before the line that calls espeak:

    paplay -d ${ESPEAK_SINK:-pdefaultapp} /usr/palm/sounds/notification.wav

    (Check the path, I'm typing it from memory.)

    It wasn't my first choice of sounds, but I just wanted to test the results and it was a handy .WAV file of about the proper duration. (I'd like to use the "bing-bong" chimes that precede public address system announcements on trains and ships, but I can't find it in a .wav file with no royalties attached.)

    Of course, I dropped the "&" from the end of the line so that espeak would wait for the notification to finish before speaking, which ties in perfectly with the following:

    Quote Originally Posted by HaPe View Post
    There is also a other problem in the current script.
    You will hear two one on the other If a second announcement is sent out by Navit before the first is ended.
    I would be happy if someone find a good solution that the second script call is waiting until the espeak background task of the first one is finished.
    I was going to ask why you backgrounded the speaking task! Was it because Navit would wait until the speaking task finished before resuming navigation?

    The quick & dirty programmer in me is saying to set up a semaphore (lock) file each time the espeak script is loaded, and make the last command in the pipeline delete the semaphore. If the second iteration sees the lock already in place, it waits until it is cleared. Of course, you need a fail-safe timer, to clear the lock if the previous process died before killing the semaphore, but by then you will have passed your turn.

    I'm thinking that the proper way is to set up a speech spooler queue, just like a printer queue. When you want the phone to read something, submit it into the queue and let a background task handle sending the files in sequence. Making espeak into it's own independent package with a speech queue task would allow other developers to use it in their projects as well. I'd personally like to see an app that reads my SMS messages to me when I'm driving, and I'm sure that there's many other uses for such a service. I'm almost thinking that it would be neat to install lpr or CUPS from Optware, and then define a printer device named "speech" that reads whatever is sent to it.

    If you need the help, I can slap together a quick & dirty shell script queuing system in a few days if it winds up being necessary.....
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    Hi HaPe,

    thanks for your update. I uninstalled (using preware) and tried to install. But I can`t install the locale (de). An Error occurs:


    Someone else in preforum.de has the same problem What could it be? But it seems to work anyway

    My navit.xml still uses my MTP-Maps. So it hasn`t been replaced by the new installation? Is there a problem in the installation or am I getting it wrong?

    Thanks

    Marcel
    Last edited by mgmft; 05/03/2010 at 02:54 AM.
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    #231  
    Quote Originally Posted by vreihen View Post
    I was going to ask why you backgrounded the speaking task! Was it because Navit would wait until the speaking task finished before resuming navigation?
    Exactly that was the point. Navit supports it to compile espeak as a part (lib) of the main program. I expect the problem would be gone if we get this working.
    But until now it fails as the required pulsaudio package is not compiling. This is required for this as it is doing the part that aplay now dose, which is compile by palm ...

    Quote Originally Posted by vreihen View Post
    The quick & dirty programmer in me is saying to set up a semaphore (lock) file each time the espeak script is loaded, and make the last command in the pipeline delete the semaphore. If the second iteration sees the lock already in place, it waits until it is cleared. Of course, you need a fail-safe timer, to clear the lock if the previous process died before killing the semaphore, but by then you will have passed your turn.

    I'm thinking that the proper way is to set up a speech spooler queue, just like a printer queue. When you want the phone to read something, submit it into the queue and let a background task handle sending the files in sequence. Making espeak into it's own independent package with a speech queue task would allow other developers to use it in their projects as well. I'd personally like to see an app that reads my SMS messages to me when I'm driving, and I'm sure that there's many other uses for such a service. I'm almost thinking that it would be neat to install lpr or CUPS from Optware, and then define a printer device named "speech" that reads whatever is sent to it.

    If you need the help, I can slap together a quick & dirty shell script queuing system in a few days if it winds up being necessary.....
    That was the idea that we was thinking to. Be welcomed to help if you have the time and interest to do it.
    You can easily apply for a git ID in the webos-internals chat or contact http://forums.precentral.net/members/rwhitby.html directly.

    HaPe
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    #232  
    Quote Originally Posted by mgmft View Post
    Hi HaPe,

    thanks for your update. I uninstalled (using preware) and tried to install. But I can`t install the locale (de). An Error occurs:
    ...

    Someone else in preforum.de has the same problem What could it be? But it seems to work anyway

    My navit.xml still uses my MTP-Maps. So it hasn`t been replaced by the new installation? Is there a problem in the installation or am I getting it wrong?

    Thanks

    Marcel
    Hi Marcel,

    i know that this is happening to some uses. At the moment I have now idea why, as I was not able to reproduce it with my Pre.

    YOu can check one thing. get a terminal access on your pre by novaterm (from your pc) or Termius (a Pre application. Then type 'mount' and hit enter. Check for a line beginning with '/dev/mapper/store-root on / ....'
    It should be
    Code:
    /dev/mapper/store-root on / type ext3 (ro,data=ordered)
    and not
    Code:
    /dev/mapper/store-root on / type ext3 (rw,data=ordered)
    If it is 'rw' then type 'mount -o remount,ro /' to switch it back to read only. Normally I would WQIS/Preware expect to do this...

    HaPe
    Last edited by HaPe; 05/03/2010 at 03:41 AM.
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    #233  
    Hi HaPe,

    it is readonly as should be. Someone at preforum.de mentioned it could be, that the script wants to set a link, and since I had it previously installed, the link is already there and the error is caused.

    Marcel

    Marcel
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    #234  
    Can anybody please try to switch the display settings from 3d to 2d in HaPes new version? Navit runs fine until the next restart, where a black screen shows up. The only solution I found is to delete the whole directory ~/.app-storage/file_.media.cryptofs.apps.usr.palm.applications.org.webosinternals.navit_0/.

    I'll further investigate this problem tonight.
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    #235  
    Quote Originally Posted by shinebar View Post
    Can anybody please try to switch the display settings from 3d to 2d in HaPes new version? Navit runs fine until the next restart, where a black screen shows up.
    I cannot recreate this problem on my Pre. When I restart Navit, it goes back to 3D mode. Did you mean restart the phone, or restart Navit?

    Quote Originally Posted by mgmft View Post
    thanks for your update. I uninstalled (using preware) and tried to install. But I can`t install the locale (de). An Error occurs:
    I'm getting the same error with en_US. I did *not* uninstall the previous packages, though. I just tried to install the new ones over the old ones. Everything seems to work, though.

    The bug where the announce (speaker) icon incorrectly displays as muted when you rotate the phone to landscape mode is still there. I took a quick look at the XML files, but didn't see where there was different template for landscape mode. I really like the new skin, though!!!!!
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    #236  
    Quote Originally Posted by HaPe View Post
    That was the idea that we was thinking to. Be welcomed to help if you have the time and interest to do it.
    I've got the logic of a simple pair of scripts down now, and will try to slap it together today if I get a chance.....
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    #237  
    Can anybody please try to switch the display settings from 3d to 2d in HaPes new version? Navit runs fine until the next restart, where a black screen shows up.
    That is not the case for me. Except fpr the "locale" problem it works as it should for me.

    BUT: Espeak uses english text and it gets pronounced "german" !!!
    Probably due to the error I posted.
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    Got that "Problem" too. I think it is kinda funny this german-english mixing
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    #239  
    Quote Originally Posted by vreihen View Post
    I cannot recreate this problem on my Pre. When I restart Navit, it goes back to 3D mode. Did you mean restart the phone, or restart Navit?
    Hmkay. As two of you weren't able to reproduce my issue, i uinstalled everything and reinstalled navit - works now for me too

    BTW: where can i change the options for 3d / 2d maps in the configuration files? I'd like navit to start with 2d maps.
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    #240  
    Here's the two scripts that I just slapped together, with no warranty other than that they work for me.

    /media/cryptofs/apps/usr/palm/applications/org.webosinternals.espeak/espeak :

    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    
    APP_DIR=/media/cryptofs/apps/usr/palm/applications/org.webosinternals.espeak
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$APP_DIR/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    export SETTINGS_DIR=/media/internal/.app-storage/file_.media.cryptofs.apps.usr.p
    export QUEUE_DIR=${SETTINGS_DIR}/queue
    
    #ESPEAK_SINK=pnavigation
    #ESPEAK_VOICE=de
    
    if [ ! -d $QUEUE_DIR ]
    then
       mkdir $QUEUE_DIR
    fi
    echo "$1" > $QUEUE_DIR/`date +%s`.${$}.txt
    
    running="`ps xaf | grep voice_reader | grep -v grep`"
    
    if [ "~$running" == "~" ]
    then
       ${APP_DIR}/voice_reader &
    fi
    /media/cryptofs/apps/usr/palm/applications/org.webosinternals.espeak/voice_reader :

    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    
    APP_DIR=/media/cryptofs/apps/usr/palm/applications/org.webosinternals.espeak
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$APP_DIR/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    export SETTINGS_DIR=/media/internal/.app-storage/file_.media.cryptofs.apps.usr.p
    export QUEUE_DIR=${SETTINGS_DIR}/queue
    
    #ESPEAK_SINK=pnavigation
    #ESPEAK_VOICE=de
    
    # Custom chime, at beginning of all batched announcements...
    paplay -d ${ESPEAK_SINK:-pdefaultapp} /usr/palm/sounds/notification.wav
    
    textfile="`ls -1 ${QUEUE_DIR} | head -1`"
    
    while [ "~${textfile}" != "~" ]
    do
       cat ${QUEUE_DIR}/${textfile} | $APP_DIR/bin/espeak --path $APP_DIR/share --st
       rm ${QUEUE_DIR}/${textfile}
       sleep 2
       textfile="`ls -1 ${QUEUE_DIR} | head -1`"
    done
    As you can see, I've modified the original espeak shell script to simply copy the text into a directory, and then launch a background reader script if one already isn't running.

    The voice_reader script is that background task, and it is nothing more than a big loop that keeps reading text files from the queue (hopefully close to chronological order!) until there are none left. I put the 2 second delay in to keep the task hanging around for a few seconds, and also to space out the announcements when they are coming rapid-fire.

    Note that I put in the notification.wav chime, which gets played at the beginning of every batch of speech. Feel free to comment it out if it drives you crazy, but I like it for debugging purposes since it only chimes when a new background voice task is spawned. Ultimately, I would like to let each person put their own chime.wav file in the maps folder on the USB drive, and only call it from the script if said file exists. Maybe in revision #2, when I find the "bing-bong" public address chime that I've been looking for in a .WAV file.....

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