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speech servers question




Raman,

That was what I was asking.  IF it is historical would you consider
changing it so the servers are launched directly thus allowing easy
switching between tcl and non tcl speech servers?

Bart

T. V. Raman writes:
 > 
 > if you're asking why the speech servers are launched as 
 > <interp> script e.g.
 > tcl dtk-exp --as opposed to just making dtk-exp executable, I think
 > it's mostly historical at this point.
 > 
 > --Raman 
 > >>>>> "Bart" == Bart Bunting <bart@urnet.com.au> writes:
 > 
 >     Bart> Raman, I have been experementing with speech servers
 >     Bart> recently.  cepstral, eflite and also a version of outloud
 >     Bart> running in a chroot to get around recent libc6
 >     Bart> incompatibility with viavoice.
 > 
 >     Bart> I also noticed the function in eflite-voices.el that is used
 >     Bart> to switch to using the eflite server.
 > 
 >     Bart> My question is this.  Why do you require a tcl process to
 >     Bart> launch the speech servers.  Given that they are executable
 >     Bart> scripts would it not be possible to simply launch them
 >     Bart> directly rather than from tcl.  If this was the case then it
 >     Bart> would be possible to run eflite and other speech servers not
 >     Bart> written in tcl without special setup.
 > 
 >     Bart> Is there some reason that tcl is necessary that I am not
 >     Bart> aware of?
 > 
 >     Bart> My other question is does anyone know anything about
 >     Bart> speechworks version of elequence for linux.  It seems that
 >     Bart> there is one well at least there is a gnome-speech driver
 >     Bart> for such a beast.  I haven't been able to find any real info
 >     Bart> on the net about it though.
 > 
 >     Bart> Perhaps if it exests then the libraries are more up to date
 >     Bart> than the ibm viavoice ones.
 > 
 >     Bart> Bart
 >   
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 > --raman
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