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moving to TTSynth in debian or ubuntu



When using newer versions of Emacspeak note that there is a
makefile.tcl8.3 that sets the appropriate  flags.

At some point I'll get things to work under tcl 8.4 -- probably
in about another year, when older systems have completley disappeared.

>>>>> "Greg" == Greg Priest-Dorman <priestdo@cs.vassar.edu> writes:
    Greg> Hi Folks, I just purchased ttsynth and moved my
    Greg> emacspeak setup to use it.  I thought I would document
    Greg> what I did for others.  If I recal this is the same
    Greg> procedure we did on debian systems in the past to work
    Greg> with outloud but I did not see it on the list unless I
    Greg> looked back quite a few years so I thought I would make
    Greg> a post of it.
    Greg> 
    Greg> It basicaly comes down to 2 changes to a Makefile and 2
    Greg> changes to my .bashrc.
    Greg> 
    Greg> I am currently running emacspeak version 24 on an
    Greg> xubuntu system that is now running 7.10 but started
    Greg> life much earlier.  I had been running dtk-soft as my
    Greg> synthesizer.  I am using tcl8.3.
    Greg> 
    Greg> First of course I purchased ttsynth online. I requested
    Greg> my ttsynth package to be in deb format and downloaded
    Greg> it.
    Greg> 
    Greg> I installed the package with the command:
    Greg> 
    Greg>   sudo dpkg -i ttsynthcore-1.0-i386.deb
    Greg> 
    Greg> I had no dependency problems with the install.  Some
    Greg> are warned about in the README file.  If you have any
    Greg> you will of course need to install any missing
    Greg> packages.
    Greg> 
    Greg> Next I went to do the "make" in
    Greg> /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/servers/linux-outloud
    Greg> 
    Greg> There were a few problems. I needed 2 packages I did
    Greg> not already have on this system, tcl8.3-dev and
    Greg> libtool, so I installed them with the command:
    Greg> 
    Greg>  sudo apt-get install tcl8.3-dev libtool
    Greg> 
    Greg> I also had to edit the Makefile (version 24.0 ) in the
    Greg> linux-outloud directory in 2 places.
    Greg> 
    Greg> I added "-I/usr/include/tcl8.3" to the end of the
    Greg> CFLAGS line so it would find tcl.h and on the LIBS line
    Greg> I changed "-ltcl" to read "-ltcl8.3" which if I recal
    Greg> is a debian thing. When done those 2 lines were now:
    Greg> 
    Greg> CFLAGS= -g -O2 -fPIC -DPIC -pedantic -ansi -Wall
    Greg> -I/usr/include/tcl8.3 LIBS= -ltcl8.3 -ldl
    Greg> 
    Greg> With these changes in place I could then compile in
    Greg> that directory with the command:
    Greg> 
    Greg>  sudo make
    Greg> 
    Greg> and all went fine.
    Greg> 
    Greg> I then made final 2 changes, both to my ~/.bashrc file.
    Greg> 
    Greg> I had to add to my LD_LIBRARY_PATH the location of the
    Greg> IBM libraries.  I did that by adding the following line
    Greg> to the end of my .bashrc:
    Greg> 
    Greg>   export
    Greg> LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}:/opt/IBM/ibmtts/lib
    Greg> 
    Greg> and finaly, I changed my DTK_PROGRAM line in my .bashrc
    Greg> to read:
    Greg> 
    Greg>   export DTK_PROGRAM=outloud
    Greg> 
    Greg> Of course you may use a different one of the outloud
    Greg> servers.  That is what I use.  My .bashrc is sourced by
    Greg> my .bash_profile, if yours is not you may need to make
    Greg> these changes there as well (or instead).
    Greg> 
    Greg> With these changes in place, after sourceing the
    Greg> .bashrc file with the command:
    Greg> 
    Greg>   . ~/.bashrc
    Greg> 
    Greg> I could run the outloud server directly with the tcl
    Greg> command:
    Greg> 
    Greg>     tcl
    Greg> /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/servers/outloud
    Greg> 
    Greg> and having confirmed that worked I went on to run
    Greg> emacspeak.  It came up speaking with the ttsynth voice.
    Greg> 
    Greg> One additional note for those new to ttsynth or
    Greg> outloud.  It does its speaking rate math differntly
    Greg> from some of the other synthesizers.  If like me you
    Greg> listen in the 400 - 525 range on a dectalk, try 85 -
    Greg> 110 or so with outloud.
    Greg> 
    Greg> Hope this helps,
    Greg> 
    Greg> -Greg
    Greg> 
    Greg> --
    Greg> 
    Greg>  Greg Priest-Dorman priestdo@cs.vassar.edu
    Greg> 
    Greg> 
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