Transcriber problem

William J Poser wjposer at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Thu Mar 6 01:51:49 UTC 2008

Following up my previous message, I realize that I must be going senile.
It isn't necessary to create a new single-file distribution. It is
possible simply to replace pieces of an existing installation.
This is presumably in C:\Program Files\Transcriber.

One of the files in that folder should be "tclkit.exe". This contains
the Tcl interpreter, Tk, and some other stuff. Try replacing it with
a more up to date one. Go to:,
scroll to the MS Windows row, download a newer tclkit. The tclkit
distributed with transcriber contains tcl version 8.4.9. You want something
more recent. However, there are some incompatibilities between Tcl 8.4 and
the recently released Tcl 8.5, so you should probably try both the most
up to date release of tcl 8.4, namely 8.4.16, and 8.5b1.

The other files of interest are one level down in lib.
You can get a more recent version of snack at:

I think that the current version of tcLex ( is the same as the one in the Transcriber distribution
but you could try downloading it just in case.


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