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You know how slow that would be? For example, a very fast CW output would be 60 words per minute (60 WPM.) Now just imagine doing this: to get an idea of just how slow that 'fast CW' transmission would be. Count to your self: one one thousand
two one thousand
three one thousand and then at that pace, start speaking normal length words such as
and so on.
See what I mean?
Besides, CW is only used now of days for station IDs within commercial radio land services and on the ham bands. The military has quit using it years ago.
On 8/12/2022 12:14 PM, Chris Smart wrote:
Yes I am aware of all of that. Ok, never mind. LOL Just floating the idea.
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What is the point of this though, given that there are now CW mores pieces
of software out there to receive and transmit it?
I guess it might be nice to send word files over CW, but you don't really
need nvda to do that. Remember a lot of Morse is abbreviations these days
due to the slowness if its human read. I cannot imagine how frustrating
having a screenreader outputting in Morse might be.
There are many faster digital modes if you really want to broadcast the
text, as I'm sure you are aware.
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Subject: [nvda] NVDA Add-on Idea: Output everything normally spoken as CW
I don't know the first thing about Python or how to build an NVDA Add-on.
So, very generally, what would be involved in developing an add-on that
echoed speech output in Morse code? The audio would need to be a nice sine
wave. Parameters like words per minute, inter-character, word, and sentence
spacing, and the frequency of the tone could all be adjustable.
Other then that, it would just spew out whatever would normally go to your
That would be a real boon to people trying to learn the code. Make me depend
on it to read an email or two, or something else of interest a day, and I'd
get faster in a hurry out of a combination of necessity and frustration.
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