[Blindapple] Textalker Questions.
silky775 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 20:26:57 EDT 2013
I don't have Text-Talker, but am wondering if it can be used under
Windows XP Home edition, only be used at a DOS PROMPT, or within DOS mode?
I need step by step instructions, using XP Home, thanks.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Baechler" <tony at baechler.net>
To: "Blind Apple Discussions" <blindapple at bluegrasspals.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 3:35 AM
Subject: [Blindapple] Textalker latest version
> Kyle, this is interesting that you bring up the latest version of
> My memory could be playing tricks on me, but I swear that there was a
> version 3.1.4 for the IIe, but I can't find it anywhere. I've found 3.1.2
> and 3.1.3, but nothing later. I know I had and used 3.1.1 for quite a
> because it didn't stop speaking when I pressed a random key. That was
> apparently a new feature in 3.1.2, as well as being I think the first
> version for ProDOS. Version 3.1.3 started pronouncing punctuation when
> entered on the keyboard. Previous versions were silent when pressing
> period, etc. As I said, maybe my memory is playing tricks on me, but I
> swear there was a 3.1.4 and I remember using it in ProDOS only and writing
> Applesoft programs with it. Does anyone have Sensible Speller? Perhaps
> was on that. I also had Prowords which might have shipped it. Other than
> those disks, I don't know where I would've got it, so perhaps I'm just
> wishing. I remember that I was surprised because it acted a lot like
> and I didn't realize that there was a newer version. I'm not talking
> Textalker gs which I've had no luck with so far.
> On 10/13/2013 8:09 PM, Jayson Smith wrote:
>> The only Textalker I know of that pronounces . as dot, etc. is
>> from APH. This was a special version of Textalker designed for the IIgs,
>> won't run on anything else. It runs under ProDOS or GS/OS. If that's what
>> you're after, I have one version of it, although you won't be running it
>> an Apple IIe.
>> On 10/13/2013 10:27 AM, Kyle wrote:
>>> Asimov is definitely the best archive of Apple II disk images I've
>>> found. For the Beagle Bros stuff though, you will probably want to get
>>> it from the archive at
>>> This is the stuff like Pronto-DOS, Dos Boss, Utility City and other
>>> interesting disks. I say this because although I found their Tip Disk 1
>>> on Asimov, it appeared to be missing a lot of programs, including the
>>> slot search that looks like it documents very well exactly what I was
>>> trying to do searching for the Echo before running textalker only if
>>> it's in a slot. I found the complete tip disk on the Beagle archive.
>>> While it didn't hav the fly menu, I only needed to study the slot search
>>> program, so this disk worked much better for my needs.
>>> I do wish someone had the absolute latest version of Textalker though,
>>> which isn't on Asimov or anywhere else I've found. This is the one that
>>> pronounces period as "dot," apostrophe as "tick" and exclamation as
>>> "bang." I think the version right before that is on the tic tac toe
>>> disk. That's 3.1.3. All I can find anywhere as a full textalker disk is
>>> 3.1.2. I actually owned a copy of that disk when I was in high school,
>>> so I know it should exist somewhere, I just can't find it, neither the
>>> DOS 3.3 version or the ProDOS version.
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