Interfacing with Orca to read terminal output

Matthew Brush mbrush at
Fri Nov 11 02:35:58 CET 2011

On 11/10/2011 11:51 AM, Sean Normoyle wrote:
> Hey everybody,
> As some are aware I am working with a couple other senior CS majors on a
> project to read the text from the terminal out loud via Orca, per the
> specs listed under "Terminal" on the 4.10 accessibility roadmap:
> I'm working on interfacing with Orca, a piece of software I've never
> used before. I'm just wondering if anyone knows how to do this or has
> any advice. Our program needs to be able to send Orca a string that will
> be read aloud.

Disclaimer: I'm not familiar with Xfce-Terminal's code and have never 
used Orca.

You might want to look at methods such as `vte_terminal_get_text()`[1]

Matthew Brush


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