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[tvraman@us.ibm.com: Mapping DECtalk commandset to SABLE]

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Rather than translating dtk sequences to sable,
the cleaner solution is to write two sable specific .el
see the emacspeak sources for how I did this for outloud,
and clone that.
>>>>> "Mario" == Mario Lang <mlang@home.delysid.org> writes:

    Mario> Hello.  As some off you probably know, I am in
    Mario> the process of writing a Emacspeak Server for
    Mario> Festival.  I am currently multithreading the
    Mario> whole thing to be able to eliminate commands
    Mario> which wouldn't get spoken (sch as fast scrolling
    Mario> with many q d s q d s q d s series)...  When this
    Mario> is finished (I hope soon, its quite a brainer for
    Mario> me), the next step will be the voice-lock mode.
    Mario> I plan to convert the strings emacspeak sends to
    Mario> the speech server to a SABLE-mark-up text for
    Mario> Festival.

    Mario> First of all, is this the right way? Or does
    Mario> anyone think that implementing the SABLE commands
    Mario> in a festival-voices.el would be better?

    Mario> Ok, if q1 is no, than I seek for help: I'd like
    Mario> to talk with someone how to map the DECtalk
    Mario> commandset with all his parameters to apropriate
    Mario> SABLE commands and their parameters.  This can
    Mario> only be well done from the ground up.  I am
    Mario> absolutly not familiar with DECtalk and dont know
    Mario> what those many parameters (the numbers)
    Mario> mean. Didnt find any good specs anyway..
    Mario> Something to think about: SABLE supports:
    Mario> <SPEAKER></SPEAKER>, <RATE></RATE>,
    Mario> <SAYAS></SAYAS>, <AUDIO SRC/> Thats the main
    Mario> commands to map to.  The speech rate has to be in
    Mario> the range of 1 to 99%.  Speakers are speaker
    Mario> names.  SAYAS can be used for pronounciation and
    Mario> so on.  AUDIO SRC can be used to include Wavforms
    Mario> directly into the spoken text.

    Mario> Just got another question: Does anyone know how
    Mario> to reconfigure Emacspeak so that it dosent use
    Mario> the play program for Auditory Icons. It should
    Mario> use the a and p commands and send Auditory Icons
    Mario> to the Speech server.  This would eliminates the
    Mario> "two-soundcards" problem.

    Mario> And the last question mainly to raman: Are you
    Mario> planning to implement a pronounce-word command
    Mario> for the speech servers?  When I tell Emacspeak to
    Mario> read the characters of a word it would send: l
    Mario> {x} l {y} l {z} and so on.  My speech server
    Mario> would send the following to festival: (tts
    Mario> "<SABLE><SAYAS MODE="literal">x</SAYAS> </SABLE>"
    Mario> 'sable) (tts "<SABLE><SAYAS
    Mario> MODE="literal">y</SAYAS> </SABLE>" 'sable) (tts
    Mario> "<SABLE><SAYAS MODE="literal">z</SAYAS> </SABLE>"
    Mario> 'sable)

    Mario> But if Emacspeak would send a special command for
    Mario> speaking literals of a word, I could convert to:
    Mario> (tts "<SABLE><SAYAS MODE="literal">xyz</SAYAS>
    Mario> </SABLE>" 'sable)

    Mario> which would recude overhead alot.

    Mario> Regards, Mario Lang <lang@zid.tu-graz.ac.at>

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Best Regards,

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 Greg Priest-Dorman

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