Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#158 closed enhancement/feature request (wontfix)

attention-grabbing beep before speech announcements

Reported by: kiddo Owned by: somebody
Priority: minor Milestone: want patch / contribution
Component: core Version:
Severity: Keywords: usability
Cc:

Description

It would be good usability to "cue" the user when a vocal announcement is about to be made. This would ensure that navit has the user's attention (for example, if the user was in a conversation, he can pause it for a few seconds).

So, first a beeping sound, then the speech synthesis instructions. I would be willing to provide such a sound (not necessarily a "beep" in the common sense of the term).

Attachments (1)

navit-interrupt.wav (92.9 KB) - added by kiddo 11 years ago.
proposed sound; it is a sound that I modified based on the Borealis sound theme (creative commons license; http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=12584)

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by KaZeR

  • Milestone set to version 0.1.0

Changed 11 years ago by kiddo

proposed sound; it is a sound that I modified based on the Borealis sound theme (creative commons license; http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=12584)

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by KaZeR

In fact, i'm not sure if it should really be done in navit : since navit uses an external program for the announcement, you could call a script which would play the file, then make the announcement

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by kiddo

at the moment, this is what I need to do. But I'd like that to be part of navit as an "easy option" for non-gurus. It could be a simple checkbox. Also, it would provide everyone with a nice default sound, because not everyone knows where to find a decent announcement beep on the net and edit it in audacity to make it fit navit's use.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by Singesang

  • Milestone changed from version 0.2.0 to want patch / contribution

A good idea, but it doesn't fit into the scope right know. Maybe we should talk about that later again :)

<@cp15> As a simple solution it can be solved with command="aplay beep.wav ; espeak '%s'" in navit.xml

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by KaZeR

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
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