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RE: espeakf experiences (was Re: Best advice for new user)





> -----Original Message-----
> From: Aaron Bingham [mailto:abingham@sfu.ca]
> Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2003 8:41 PM
> To: Robert J. Chassell
> Cc: Patrick Wiseman; emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu
> Subject: espeakf experiences (was Re: Best advice for new user)
> 
> 
> On Tue, Apr 22, 2003 at 12:00:46PM -0400, Robert J. Chassell wrote:
> > At the moment, the eflite package I use reads Info files better than
> > espeakf.  Unlike my current version of espeakf, eflite does 
> not pause
> > momentarily at the ends of lines in Info.  However, espeakf provides
> > different voices, which my current version of eflite lacks.
> > 
> > On the whole, I now prefer espeakf overall.  But I cannot stand the
> > way it pauses at the ends of lines in Info, so I use eflite when I
> > want to listen to Info files.
> > 
> > Interestingly, in Text Voice mode, espeakf reads Jane Austen's Pride
> > and Prejudice without pausing at the ends of lines.
> 
> Hi Robert and others,
> 
> As the maintainer of espeakf, I would be very interested in hearing
> from those who use, or have used, espeakf version 0.2.  What do you
> like about it?  What bugs you?  What problems have you come across in
> setting it up or in using it?  How does your experience using espeakf
> compare to your experience with other text-to-speech engines?  If you
> don't use it anymore, why not?

I've tried installing espeakf from CVS and activating it using Robert J. Chassell's script (which worked fine
with eflite, only modification required was renaming /usr/bin to /usr/local/bin).
I experienced a weird behavior: it wouldn't say words, letters, or numbers, but it would
say correctly characters like '/' (slash) and '.' (dot) and at that it sounded much better than eflite.
Hope to have more info later when I get home and examine /tmp/festival.log 

Barak.

> 
> Regards,
> 
> -- 
> 
> Aaron Bingham
> abingham@sfu.ca
> 
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