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Re: Via Voice Outloud




If you are interested in Via Voice Outloud, here is the relevant
section of the README.debian file.  Naturally, if you have a Red Hat
system, you can just install the .rpm files directly.  But do look at
the license.

	   - Jim Van Zandt


Starting with version 11.0, the Emacspeak sources include a speech
server written in C++ for the IBM ViaVoice Outloud speech synthesis
software.  However, it depends on the ViaVoice Outloud runtime kit
which does not meet the Debian Free Software Guidelines.  (It is
available only as object code, and only under a temporary license.)
Therefore, support for ViaVoice is not included in this Debian
package.  IBM is making beta copies of ViaVoice available without
charge.  If you would like to try it, you can download it from
http://www.ibm.com/software/speech/dev/downloads.html.  It comes in
the form of two RPM files.  You can convert these to Debian packages
and install them as follows:
	alien -d ViaVoice_Outloud_rtk-5.0-1.0.i386.rpm
	alien -d ViaVoice_Outloud_sdk-5.0-1.0.i386.rpm
	dpkg -i --force-overwrite viavoice-outloud-rtk_5.0-2_i386.deb \
		viavoice-outloud-sdk_5.0-2_i386.deb
(The --force-overwrite flag is necessary because the two packages
contain the file /usr/lib/ViaVoiceOutloud/bin/inigen.)  At this point,
please read /usr/doc/ViaVoiceOutloud/rtlicens.txt.gz and decide
whether you can accept the terms of the IBM license.  If so, you can
then unpack the Emacspeak sources (either from
debian/dists/stable/main/source/editors/emacspeak_11.0.orig.tar.gz on
a cdrom or a Debian archive mirror, or else from
ftp://ftp.cs.cornell.edu/pub/raman/emacspeak/) and follow the
instructions in linux-outloud/NOTES to build and install the speech
server.

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