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Re: Annoying pitch settings in e-speak with Emacspeak 32



Hi Alex,

Have you looked at the Voice Lock section of the Info manual?  I *think*
everything is explained there.  That would be where I would start.  I've
not used espeak in quite a while but I don't remember the voice being
particularly high so there might be another issue at work here.

Have a read and we'll go from there.  Not saying I can help but I'm sure
someone can.

Best regards,
rdc

Alex Midence <alex.midence@gmail.com> writes:

> Hi,
>
> Can anyone please tell me how in the world to lower the overall pitch
> for the voice in Emacspeak?  I've installed Emacspeak 34 from source
> onto my Vinux 3.2 (modified Ubuntu 11.04) and everything went fine
> except for one thing.  The e-speak voice seems to be set at this
> annoying high, squeaky pseudogirlie pitch that is driving me
> absolutely bonkers!  I have dug around in the settings area for
> emacspeak and even tried plowing my way through the e-speak-voices.el
> file trying to see if I can locate where I might modify this but with
> no success.  I tried changing the e-speak default voice to male 3
> which is a lower pitched voice hoping that would help and no cigar.  I
> tried renaming the female variants to .old thereby eliminating them
> and still no results.  This leads me to believe that there is
> something about how e-speak support was implemented which has it set
> to a very high pitch.  I imagine changing it involves digging really
> deep into the dim recesses of some menu somehwere or calling up some
> function or other with m-x with a long name or, *cringe*, I may have
> to edit one of the emacs lisp files but I need some guidance so I
> don't totally blow it.
> Can someone please help before I lose my sanity?   :)
>
> Thanks.
> Alex M
>
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