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Re: The great software speech server hunt

You can get the IBM Via Voice, called Voxin, from Oralux. The URL is:

It isn't free, but it's pretty cheap, about $5 US. BTW, this is the same
speech engine used by default in JAWS, Talks and other screen readers.
It's also called Eloquence.

IMHO, Ubuntu 11.10 is a good distribution. Another distribution you may
want to check out is vinux. Is a blind friendly distribution based on
Ubuntu. You can find out more at: http://vinuxproject.org/

On 28/01/12 09:56, Stephen Cagle wrote:
> I am a emacspeak newb, and am looking for a software only speech server.
> I seem to have a few options when it comes to emacspeak.
>     * Fonix software seems to have some form of dectalk for Linux,
>       should I purchase from them here
>       <http://www.speechfxinc.com/dectalk_linux.php>?
>     * espeak can be used, however, my version seems to hang once in a
>       while, and the speech quality is not always good.
>     * eflite is mentioned as a alternative, but I have failed to get it
>       to work.
>     * Finally, via-voice from IBM is mentioned as being available gratis
>       from somewhere, but I cannot figure out where?
> I am running Ubuntu 11.10, should I consider a different version of
> Linux? I understand that there are still some problems with alsa vs.
> PulseAudio and that other versions of Linux have not made the PulseAudio
> leap of faith.
> Seems like a download area for enumerating all the different software
> speech servers would be very convenient, am I missing something obvious?
> Any help in creating a minimum emacspeak setup would be very appreciated.
> Thank you.

Christopher (CJ)

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