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speech servers question




Raman,

I believe the  effort would be worth it.  I currently run three speech
servers, two of which are not tcl scripts:  eflite and a version of
outloud running inside a chroot.

My guess is in the future there will be an increasing number of speech
servers that for one reason or another are not tcl scripts or can not
be launched directly from tcl.

I would be willing to have a shot at doing the work if you give me
some pointers where to start.

Bart

T. V. Raman writes:
 > 
 > Changing it does mean work ---however if there is a good reason to
 > justify the work
 > I might do it at some point.
 > 
 > It's likely to have a large impact because you'd have to go around
 > changing lots of conf files in the various packaged distribs, personal
 > custom files etc.
 > >>>>> "Bart" == Bart Bunting <bart@urnet.com.au> writes:
 > 
 >     Bart> Raman,
 > 
 >     Bart> That was what I was asking.  IF it is historical would you
 >     Bart> consider changing it so the servers are launched directly
 >     Bart> thus allowing easy switching between tcl and non tcl speech
 >     Bart> servers?
 > 
 >     Bart> Bart
 > 
 >     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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